If you’re looking for the horse farms Paris, KY is known for, the staff at Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is a great resource to find out which Kentucky horse farm tours are the best ones. In town for the Kentucky Derby? Own a horse of your own? There’s lots to learn from the experts at these centers for racing and breeding excellence.
22 Hall of Fame horses were foaled and/or raised at Claiborne Farm, including Secretariat – the Triple Crown winner, and subject of a 2010 Disney movie. One of the most famous horse breeding facilities in the world, and located right here in Paris, hour-long Claiborne tours are available by shuttle for $30, while private tours of the grounds start at – deep breath! – $600 and give families and aficionados the chance to breathe the rare air and shed a tear or two in familiar company.
If you’re looking to get on the back of a stallion yourself, Clover Hill Farm is the place to go in Paris for lessons, breeding, and boarding. Here you’ll find horses for sale, and top facilities for keeping horses of all stripes happy and healthy – whether they’re here for sport, pleasure, growing, starting, or retirement. Stop by Clover Hill in Paris to learn more about the joy of riding – weekly lessons are available here, along with walks through the grounds.
The longest-running thoroughbred horse farm in Kentucky, Runnymede Farm has operated on its 365 acres of land in Paris since it was established in 1867 by Civil War Colonels Ezekial Field Clay and Catesby Woodford. Between the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, five horses from Runnymede have placed first, with three of them bred by the Farm’s founders. For a deep dive into Kentucky horse-breeding history, this is the best place in Paris to visit.
One of the hottest up-and-coming horse farms in Paris, KY in recent years, Gainesway Farm stallions have sired or grandsired a number of recent big winners, including American Pharoah – the 2015 horse that became the first in history to win both the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup in the same year. This huge 1,500-acre plot of land is made up of the former Greentree Stud and Whitney Farm facilities, each with impressive histories of their own. Here, particular attention is paid to more than just the horses – a lot of care is taken in the land to ensure the terroir is bred well, too, to ensure optimal health for all the animals that grow from it.
Looking to learn more about local upstarts in Paris making a name for themselves? Hunterton Farm began in 1981 on 80 acres of land in Lexington and has since grown to more than 900 in Paris. Hunterton focuses its breeding efforts on mares, working to ensure each is bred to the best stallion choice possible for truly exceptional racehorses. Demand for its foals even led to the creation of its own sales agency, which brings around 150 horses to auction each year. Visit Hunterton Farm if you’re interested in the business of horse breeding as much as its racing tradition.
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