Dawn and Dave's Trip across the US 2016 travel blog

Secretariat buried at the Horse Park

Man O' War - Buried at the Horse Park

Trolley Tour pulled by Belgium Draft Horses

Funny Cide - Retired Race Horse - won Derby and Preakness

Barbaro final resting place


We woke up to 56 degrees - haven't had that cool of a temperature in a very long time. Although we put shorts on because we knew it was going to be in the low 80's eventually - it was a bit chilly for the start.

We drove to the Kentucky Horse Park, which is a large museum type facility that does horse shows as well. There were none when we were there, but we did see many interesting things. We saw where Secretariat, Man O War, Cigar, and several other well known horses were buried. We hopped on a Belgium Horse drawn trolley tour around the grounds and saw several different breeds. We went to the Farrier and learned about shoeing horses and then stopped in several museums about the history of horses. Fascinating.

Then we drove to a small Burboun distillery, FourRoses. They explained how it was made, what it was stored in, and then the best part, a tasting. Of course we loved the single malt - the most expensive. Well worth the trip, KY has several Burboun distilleries. We could have spent all day just visiting them all. Dave has photos of this place.

But, instead we drove west to Churchhill Downs - the museum is interesting. Of course, it's the first leg of the triple crown, the Kentucky Derby. I have always wanted to visit this racetrack. I have been to Pimlico in Maryland, so still left is the Belmont...but that's for another trip.

After we left the racetrack - we headed west towards Evansville, Indianna. This will be our second stop and to St Louis, MO in the morning.



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