Friday, October 30, 2009

Top 10 Things To Do in Lexington

As you might expect in the Horse Capital of the World, we have horses! But in Lexington's Bluegrass Region, there are hundreds of exciting things to see and experience.
Here's our Top 10 list to get you started.

1.See over 50 breeds of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park.

2.Try your luck at Keeneland Race Course during a race meet, or tour the grounds year round.

3.Meet our four-footed celebrities in their own homes on a Horse Farm Tour.

4.Indulge in delightful Dining at one of our world-class, independently owned restaurants.

5.Visit four period Historic Homes of the area's most famous citizens.

6.Wander through the restored Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, the largest in the world.

7.Discover world-class Shopping in the heart of the Bluegrass.

8.Celebrate the living history of Kentucky Bourbon at four historic distilleries: The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses and Wild Turkey. These aren't just "visitor experiences"! These are real working distilleries.

9.Explore the scenic beauty of horse farm country with the Bluegrass Country Driving Tour*. Call 1-800-845-3959 and I'll mail you our most popular map.

10.Enjoy shops, galleries, restaurants and historic sights in historic Downtown Lexington .

Friday, October 16, 2009

HIlton Grand Opening

When I arrived in Lexington the first week of April 2005, I made a startling discovery.

What a fantastic Convention Center! This city just needs the two hotels that are connected to the center to be equally as fantastic. The future is here.

We previously welcomed the Hyatt Regency Lexington into the fold and now the the Hilton Lexington Downtown has arrived. This is truly a tremendous package.

The renovation is nearly complete and at the center of it all is a three story water feature that will surely become the talk of the town. More than 10,000 mosaic pieces, 3800 gallons of water an hour and 3000 manhours later-viola-a stunning centerpiece. Congratulations to all!
No we just need to sell the heck out of it!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


It must be official. The Radisson is gone and the Hilton Lexington Downtown has arrived.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Nothing announces a new season like the Opening Day of Keeneland. The fall racing season will see a few changes-like post time at 2:15 on Friday(opening day only) followed by Swinging at Sunset!
The first weekend is also FallStars Weekend and features $3.25 Million in purses for Nine Stakes Races. WOW!
Of course I have 6 couples coming down next week for our usual-folding chairs on the apron, on the rail, at the finish line. Now that's hangin' at Keeneland. Now if I only had some folding money . . .
Our favorite day in the fall is Military Family Day. I have never felt so good losing so much money. See the troops on Sunday the 25th.

Good Luck!