Kentucky Horse Park Celebrate's The Life Of Man o’ War

If you love horses, then you must visit the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Here you can explore the history of the horses through engaging exhibits and activities. Plus, they are always planning something new and exciting to experience. And, this year, they are celebrating the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who went on to become one of the foremost racehorses of all time, as well as one of the most famous Kentuckians.

“Man o’ War is a Kentucky legend, he thrilled fans with never-seen before feats of speed and power. Nearly 70 years after his passing, the lure of the Thoroughbred has never been stronger,” said Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. “We invite fans from near and far to come celebrate Man o’ War, here at the Kentucky Horse Park and throughout the Bluegrass.”

With a series of special events planned at the Kentucky Horse Park and throughout Central Kentucky, there will be plenty of fun for you to enjoy with family and friends. Be sure to check out the unique museum exhibit at the Kentucky Horse Park entitled Man o’ War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was.

Did You Know? Lexington, Kentucky is known as the Horse Capital Of The World.

“This is an opportunity for Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, to celebrate one of the world’s greatest horses, Man o’ War,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “We have young people who think Man o’ War is the just the name of a road. They need to learn about one of Kentucky’s outstanding athletes.”


Presented by Windstream, the Man o’ War exhibit in the International Museum of the Horse will share artifacts, photos and a timeline showcasing his illustrious career as a racehorse, a sire, and of his life in the Bluegrass as one of the state’s most well-known and best visited residents. More events are planned throughout the season to celebrate Man o’ War’s enduring legacy for Kentucky residents and visitors from around the world.

"The Man o' War Celebration is a testament to the deep-rooted heritage and vibrant culture of Kentucky," said Barry Bishop, Regional VP of Operations, Windstream. "We are proud to partner with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky Horse Park as we honor and celebrate this historic occasion alongside the Lexington community.”

Along with engaging exhibit in the museum, the Kentucky Horse Park also offers horse drawn tours and carriage rides that are fun for families. A favorite for children are the pony rides, and watching the authentically costumed performers ride unique breeds of horses in the Horses of the World Show.

Over in the Hall of Champions you’ll discover tributes to champions from Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse Racing. And, of course, one of the most famous horses is Man o’ War, and is honored with a Memorial.

From revealing the importance of horses in our daily lives, to their role in history that dates back millions of years, the Kentucky Horse Park is one of the Midwest top attractions dedicated to these majestic animals.

Plan Your Visit To The Kentucky Horse Park

To explore activities, events, and all the exhibits at the Kentucky Horse Park located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway in Lexington call 1 (800) 678-8813 or visit their website.

A current list of Man o’ War events can be found at www.ManOWarCelebration.com.


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