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BLACK HORSEMEN OF THE KENTUCKY TURF

BLACK HORSEMEN OF THE KENTUCKY TURF

A permanent exhibition to celebrate the forgotten contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.

LIBRARY CATALOG

LIBRARY CATALOG

The International Library of the Horse online database grows bigger every day as our holdings are cataloged online for you to search. 

The Chronicle od African Americans in the Horse Industry

The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry

The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry seeks to document and archive the history of African Americans in the horse industry, expand knowledge of the people, places, and events, and interpret these experiences as included in the fabric of American history. Learn more at africanamericanhorsestories.org .

AL-MARAH ARABIAN HORSE GALLERIES

AL-MARAH ARABIAN HORSE GALLERIES

Beginning with the earliest domestication of the Arabian in the Middle East, the exhibit follows the breed through history as it spread across the world to Europe and, eventually, the United States.

Education Resources!

Check out our Education Resources page to find interactive activities and coloring pages like these!

 

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile Winner, Da Hoss, died Sunday, January 2, at the Kentucky Horse Park where he had retired after a successful five-year racing career.

 At the age of 30, the gelding passed away due to infirmities of old age.  Da Hoss had been living at the Kentucky Horse Park since January 2000. 

Da Hoss is one of only five horses to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile twice, and the only horse to win twice in non-consecutive years.  Between the 1996 and 1998 Breeders’ Cup Races, Da Hoss was injured three times and did not race for nearly two years. His inspiring finish in the 1998 Breeder’s Cup Mile produced one of Tom Durkin’s most memorable race calls, as he exclaimed: “The greatest comeback since Lazarus!”

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