Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter/Spring 2016

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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Louisville, was Lexington-based Keeneland. Both a racetrack and reputedly the world's premier thoroughbred auction centre, Keeneland is a work of art, boasting vast gardens and grounds where the public can picnic, hang out and learn how to bet and barter. The nearby themed Kentucky Horse Park offers family activities and houses the remains of equine celebrities including Triple Crown winner War Admiral, defeated by Seabiscuit in 1938. The historic Keeneland track was fea- tured in the 2003 movie Seabiscuit, and in 2015, for the first time, Keeneland hosted the Breeders' Cup to great fanfare. Across the road is Lexington's boutique airport where the private planes of billionaire buyers come and go. A FEAST OF FESTS While I was unable to attend any festivals on this trip, I found a number of annual events throughout the state that celebrate its natural resources, history and culture. Among these are Newport's Great Inland Seafood Fest and Covington's German Oktoberfest and Maifest. Louisville is famous for the Kentucky Derby Festival and the end-of-summer Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Experience. This exhilarating tour of "my new Ken- tucky home" just scratched the surface for me. From now on, I'll be timing my drives to dig further into this exciting, evolving state. So I'll see y'all next time. T R A V E L P L A N N E R Driving time from Toronto to Lexington is about 10 hours. Air Canada flies directly from Toronto (YYZ) into Cincinnati (CVG); other airlines fly the YYZ–Lexington (LEX) route with transfers. For additional information and trip-planning ideas, visit kentuckytourism.com. DS

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