Thoroughbred Park

category icon 121 Midland Ave
Lexington, KY 40508

Thoroughbred Park is the space that defines Lexington’s devotion to and dominance in the equine world. The park infuses the viewer with the depth of that devotion through statuary and forty-four plaques honoring the men and women who spent their lives breeding, training, racing and owning of those magnificent animals. Sculptor Gwen Readon’s twelve exquisite bronze statues, including the nineteenth century’s greatest Thoroughbred stallion, Lexington, a splendid broodmare, frolicking foals with one at rest and seven horses racing, capture the essence of the sport amid fountains, flowers and landscaped entities symbolic of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont.

  • Art/Memorial/Special Feature