The Calumet Legacy

Courtesy Calumet Farm

When Oxbow scored his gate-to-wire victory in the 2013 Preakness Stakes, it raised hopes throughout the racing world that Lexington’s historic Calumet Farm was making a comeback. In the past, the iconic farm on Versailles Road had fielded more classic race winners than any other farm in Thoroughbred history, including victors in eight Kentucky Derbys, […]

Lexington: The Horse That Put the City on the Map

courtesy Kentucky Horse Park

One of the most unusual Bluegrass treasures in the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse (IMH) is the skeleton of Lexington, one of the greatest Thoroughbred sires of the 19th century. Born in 1850 just a few miles from what is now the horse park, the little bay was originally named Darley by […]