Kentucky Horse | High Stakes in the Bluegrass, National Geographic: Stone Cathedral Horse Barns

Thoroughbred horse farm with wealthy owners who build barns with cupolas.

Prized stud and 1995 Derby winner, Thunder Gulch, lives a better life than most humans. His barn is part of Irish-owned Ashford Stud where a retired racing stallion may bring stud fees as high as $125,000 per mating. International deep pockets pervade horse country, vying for top equine bloodlines although the market rises and falls.

Stone barns and bridges were built in recent years on the farm creating the charm of another era with some barns featuring chandeliers in the cupolas.

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