Why is bourbon even called bourbon? Does limestone-rich water make good beer? Isn’t the limestone really the reason Lexington is called the horse capital of the world? What’s with the broodmares, isn’t it the stallions that make the thoroughbred industry tick? Whoa Nelly! Just book one of our Horse Country Day Trips and you’ll get all these answers and so much more. Visit Keeneland for an exclusive behind the scenes peek at this world famous track. Go onto noted farms like Hill and Dale Stud, Rose Hill and Trainer Kenny McPeak’s Magdolina Farm. Tour Alltech Brewery and Distillery, part of the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, right in the heart of downtown Lexington. Alltech is one of the few sites in the world that is both a brewery and a distillery. We break for lunch (on our own) in the city center, pick any of the hot new eateries along Main and Broadway or hit the food court in the infamous Rupp Area Complex and the Downtown Center Shoppes. We’ll finish your excursion at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm – a non-profit that rescues and cares for past champion race horses. Old Friends is home to Breeders’ Cup Champions “Amazombie,” “Little Mike” and “Alphabet Soup,” and Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winners “Silver Charm” and “War Emblem.” The horses at Old Friends love to be hand-fed and petted like puppies – really BIG puppies. A portion of your ticket cost goes to benefit and continue the amazing work of Old Friends Farm.