Lexington, KY a.k.a. Athens of the West, Horse Capital of the World
Did you know...
- Peanut Butter anyone? Lexington's JIF peanut butter plant produces more peanut butter than any factory in the world!
- Lexington is accessible by air with approximately 100 direct and non-stop flights
- Secret for strong thoroughbreds? It's what is in the soil! Literally... Lexington has been known as a major center for Thoroughbred breeding since the late 18th century due to the high calcium content in the soils of the Inner Bluegrass Region, which leads to stronger bones and greater durability in horses.