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Introduction to Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky is the second-largest city in Kentucky next to Louisville, and is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region. In 2005, the population estimate given by the U.S. Census Bureau was 268,080. Lexington is known as the "Horse Capital of the World," since it is home to the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland race course and the Red Mile race course. The area is noted for its beautiful fertile soil; bluegrass (known as poa pratensis) is plentiful in the limestone rich soils. As a result, the city has an amazing natural beauty and excellent pastures with wonderful horse and stock farms. Numerous small creeks rise and flow into the Kentucky River. Since one of the biggest industries in Lexington is tourism, there are strict zoning regulations to protect the fertile farmlands. Lexington is a fine city for education. There are three public universities and five private colleges. The University of Kentucky is known for its diverse range of courses, including its cooperative extension service for Agricultural Studies, and its Department of Medicine. In addition, Lexington is a huge center of corporations, including two Fortune 500 companies. Amazon.com, Lexmark and Toyota are just a few of the major corporations located in this area. And, for peanut butter fans, Lexington's JIF peanut butter plant produces more peanut butter than any factory in the world!
Lexington is known for its gentle rolling hills, lush scenery, strong economy and diverse workforce, but most of all for its beautiful thoroughbred horses. The Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville, but Lexington is where the thoroughbred horses are bred, foaled, trained, bought, sold, raced and retired. It is also where the Derby Eve parties are held. There are many horse farms to tour and explore. The Kentucky horse park is a 1,200-acre farm complex which includes a museum with films and interactive exhibits. It is actually a working farm which offers tours and includes a daily parade of breeds. You can also take a horse drawn carriage tour or saddle up yourself. Families can watch the thoroughbreds train at the Thoroughbred Center or visit past Kentucky Derby winners at private tours of the many horse farms in the area. Lexington has been selected to be the site of the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
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