The Kentucky Derby is the most famous two minutes in horse racing. Generations of hot-blooded thoroughbreds from a few elite bloodlines have been bred for speed.
Thoroughbred racing is celebrated as the “sport of kings.” Behind the glamorous scene, however, is a billion dollar business that supports not only wealthy horse owners, but also a huge industry dependant on horse racing. Breeders, veterinarians, and jockeys are just a few of the people whose lives revolve around thoroughbred horses.
Central Kentucky is the picturesque backdrop. Stone barns, white fences, and lush Bluegrass pastures look designed to movie set perfection.
What makes Kentucky special, however, is the geology favored for horses. Millions of years ago when Kentucky’s climate was like Bermuda’s is today, tons of …[ … ] Read The Full Story