May 9, 2013
We are now in the Bluegrass section of Kentucky where many of the famous large horse ranches are located. In fact, we are staying at one, called the Kentucky Horse Park.
Kentucky Horse Park Sign
Parked in the Kentucky Horse Park
One of the most famous racing horses who won the triple crown in 1917
is buried here in the park. He was called Man o' War.
Man o' War Plaque
Walkway leading up the burial place of Man 'o War
Man o' War Statute
There are other tribute statutes in the park for other famous horses.
And, a number of retired famous horses are living out
their retirement years here in the park.
Statute tribute to Secretariat
Be-A-Bono, 2004 World Champion Quarter Horse
Funny Side, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness
Cigar, American winner of 16 straight starts between 1994 and 1996,
with life-time earnings near $10,000,000.
A mock-up of the forty pounds of roses laid over the Kentucky Derby winner each year.
Horses and riders are seen all over the 1,224 acre horse farm
(and horses always have the right-of-way)
Part of the Kentucky Horse Park
Beautiful Lilacs in the Park
Downtown Lexington, Kentucky
Tim, this one is for you. You could cut your grass in
less than 5 minutes with this monster.
There is so much grass in this Park, they have
to use these huge grass cutters.
They even have some larger than this.
We are due to get rain again tonight and tomorrow. Temperature is in the high 70s right now. We have had rain off and on for the four days that we have been here.
Moving on to West Virginia tomorrow.
Wishing all of the mothers in the world a
VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Enjoy your life!