This two day itinerary visits some of the best horse farms, restaurants and shopping areas that Woodford County has to offer. Can’t make them all? Check out more information and tour options here.
May we suggest… breakfast and coffee from the Amsden Coffee Club in Downtown Versailles.
WinStar Farm | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This two hour tour allows guests to first see the stallions of the all-star roster and walk through the state-of- the-art stallion barn to get a glimpse of the day to day life of each of WinStar’s stallions. Afterwards, guests will climb aboard our electric shuttle and see all the beauty the rest of the farm has to offer.
May we suggest… visiting Downtown Versailles to shop, eat and sip. Check out Bluegrass Traditions for Horse Country merchandise & more!
Coolmore at Ashford Stud | 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Visit Ashford Stud, international breeding giant Coolmore’s home in the Bluegrass. Come and see why Coolmore’s farms around the world have earned the moniker of the Home of Champions – and you may even see a Triple Crown winner (or two!).
May we suggest… dinner at the Stave, a casual eatery with views of Glenn’s Creek, ample outdoor seating, and an extensive bourbon list.
May we suggest… breakfast at Castle Farm at the Kentucky Castle on the Woodford/Fayette County line. This unique attraction emphasizes farm-to-table dining, and many of the ingredients are grown on property. Plus, where else are you going to see a Castle in the Bluegrass?
Lane’s End Farm | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit Lane’s End Farm for their Shuttle Experience and meet some of the famed stallions that call this farm home, including Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags. This tour will guide you through the ins and outs of an elite Thoroughbred breeding and sales operation, and includes a shuttle ride to see mares, foals and yearlings.
May we suggest… lunch at Wallace Station on Old Frankfort Pike between Midway and Versailles. This famous diner features horse racing memorabilia and art – and even a few sandwiches with names that pay homage to famous horses and racetracks! Grab an Ale8, a Santa Anita Club and enjoy your lunch on their porch in the heart of Horse Country.
Gainsborough Farm | 2 – 4 p.m.
Meet some of international breeder/owner Godolphin’s foals at historic Gainsborough Farm outside of Versailles. You’ll learn about the history of Gainsborough as well as the global scope of Godolphin’s thoroughbred operations, before hopping on the shuttle to see broodmares and their babies.
Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available in April and May 2022. Each Horse Country tour requires that guests be ticketed in advance. Tickets are available for purchase at www.visithorsecountry.com or by calling 859-963-1004. Though this info has been researched & is being shared in good faith, tour availability is subject to change.