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                                                                          About	
  Lexington	
  
	
  
                                                                   Horsin’	
  around	
  in	
  the 	
  Bluegrass	
  
                                                                                              	
  
Celebrities	
  calling	
  the	
  Lexington	
  Area	
  Home:	
  
	
  
                            Thoroughbred	
  Celebrities	
  in	
  the	
  Area	
  
             Name	
          Foaled	
       Derby	
              Farm	
                                     Notes	
  
A.	
  P.	
  Indy	
            1989	
          	
         Lanes	
  End	
                 Seattle	
  Slew	
  son	
  
Holy	
  Bull	
                1991	
          	
         Darley	
                       	
  
Thunder	
  Gulch	
            1992	
        1995	
       Coolmore	
                     Gulch	
  son	
  
Pulpit	
                      1994	
          	
         Claiborne	
                    A.	
  P.	
  Indy	
  son	
  
Lemon	
  Drop	
  Kid	
        1996	
          	
         Lanes	
  End	
                 Seattle	
  Slew	
  son	
  
Fusaichi	
  Pegasus	
         1997	
        2000	
       Coolmore	
                     Danzig	
  grandson	
  
Giants	
  Causeway	
          1997	
          	
         Coolmore	
                     	
  
Tiznow	
                      1997	
          	
         Winstar	
                      	
  
Point	
  Given	
              1998	
          	
         Three	
  Chimneys	
            Thunder	
  Gulch	
  son	
  
Medaglia	
  d'Oro	
           1999	
          	
         Darley	
                       	
  
Zenyatta	
                    2004	
          	
         Lanes	
  End	
  	
             	
  
Big	
  Brown	
                2005	
        2008	
       Three	
  Chimneys	
            Danzig	
  grandson	
  
Rachel	
  Alexandra	
         2006	
          	
         Stonestreet	
                  Medaglia	
  d'Oro	
  daughter	
  
	
  
Many	
  celebrities	
  are	
  interred	
  in	
  the	
  area	
  
	
  
                                                                  Thoroughbred	
  Resting	
  Greats	
  
          Name	
                Years	
           Derby	
         Triple	
  Crown	
                     Interred	
                                        Notes	
  
Aristides	
                   1872-­‐1893	
       1875	
                    	
            Gainesway	
                              1st	
  Derby	
  was	
  1.5	
  miles	
  
Regret	
                      1912-­‐1934	
       1915	
                    	
            Gainesway	
                              1st	
  filly	
  to	
  win	
  KY	
  Derby	
  
Man	
  O'	
  War	
            1917-­‐1947	
         	
                      	
            Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
              	
  
Gallant	
  Fox	
              1927-­‐1954	
       1930	
                    	
            Claiborne	
                              Sir	
  Gallahad	
  III	
  son	
  
War	
  Admiral	
              1934-­‐1959	
         	
                1937	
              Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
              Man	
  'O'	
  War	
  son	
  
Whirlaway	
                   1938-­‐1953	
         	
                1941	
              Calumet	
                                	
  
Nasrullah	
                   1940-­‐1959	
         	
                      	
            Claiborne	
                              An	
  Irish	
  thoroughbred	
  
Count	
  Fleet	
              1940-­‐1973	
         	
                1943	
              Hunterton	
  at	
  Stoner	
  Creek	
     Formerly	
  Stoner	
  Creek	
  
Pensive	
                     1941-­‐1949	
       1944	
                    	
            Calumet	
                                	
  
Swale	
                       1944-­‐1959	
       1984	
                    	
            Claiborne	
                              Seattle	
  Slew	
  son	
  
Citation	
                    1945-­‐1970	
         	
                1948	
              Calumet	
                                	
  
Ponder	
                      1946-­‐1958	
       1949	
                    	
            Calumet	
                                Pensive	
  son	
  
Iron	
  Liege	
               1954-­‐1972	
       1957	
                    	
            Calumet	
                                War	
  Admiral	
  grandson	
  
Bold	
  Bidder	
                1962-­‐1982	
            	
                  	
              Gainesway	
                                      	
  
Secretariat	
                   1970-­‐1989	
            	
                1973	
            Claiborne	
                                      Bold	
  Ruler	
  son	
  
Seattle	
  Slew	
               1974-­‐2002	
            	
                1977	
            Hill	
  'n'	
  Dale	
                            Bold	
  Reasoning	
  son	
  
Bold	
  Forbes	
                1973-­‐2011	
          1976	
                	
              Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
                      Bold	
  Ruler	
  son	
  
Our	
  Mims	
                   1974-­‐2003	
            	
                  	
              Calumet	
                                        	
  
Alydar	
                        1975-­‐1990	
            	
                  	
              Calumet	
                                        Raise	
  A	
  Native	
  son	
  
Affirmed	
                      1975-­‐2001	
            	
                1978	
            Jonabell	
                                       Exclusive	
  Native	
  son	
  
John	
  Henry	
                 1975-­‐2007	
            	
                  	
              Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
                      	
  
Winning	
  Colors	
             1985-­‐2008	
          1988	
                	
              Gainesway	
                                      Formerly	
  Greentree	
  Farm	
  
Alysheba	
                      1984-­‐2009	
            	
                  	
              Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
                      Alydar	
  son	
  
Skip	
  Away	
                  1993-­‐2010	
            	
                  	
              Hopewell	
                                       	
  
	
  
Some	
  Canine	
  and	
  Equine	
  Genealogy	
  
	
  
       1.	
  Thomas	
  P.	
  Gaines	
  (1864-­‐1948)	
  was	
  in	
  the	
  poultry	
  and	
  feed	
  business	
  and	
  he	
  bred	
  and	
  raced	
  trotters	
  in	
  New	
  York.	
  
       He	
  married	
  Katherine	
  Condon	
  (1861-­‐1947)	
  
              2.	
  Clarence	
  Francis	
  Gaines,	
  (1898-­‐1985),	
  founder	
  of	
  Gaines	
  Dog	
  Food,	
  inventor	
  of	
  the	
  adjustable	
  structure	
  sulky,	
  
              began	
  Gainesway	
  Farm	
  to	
  breed	
  and	
  race	
  Standardbred	
  horses.	
  He	
  married	
  Amelia	
  Ryan.	
  
                      3.	
  John	
  Ryan	
  Gaines	
  (1928-­‐2005),	
  founder	
  of	
  the	
  Breeders	
  Cup	
  (1982),	
  with	
  Olin	
  Gentry	
  he	
  began	
  Gaines	
  
                      Gentry	
  Thoroughbreds;	
  he	
  founded	
  the	
  National	
  Thoroughbred	
  Association,	
  later	
  to	
  become	
  the	
  National	
  
                      Thoroughbred	
  Racing	
  Association,	
  the	
  Maxwell	
  H.	
  Gluck	
  Center	
  for	
  Equine	
  Research,	
  and	
  The	
  Gaines	
  Center	
  
                      for	
  the	
  Humanities,	
  both	
  at	
  the	
  University	
  of	
  Kentucky.	
  He	
  married	
  Joan	
  Benziger.	
  
                              4.	
  Thomas	
  Benziger	
  Gaines	
  (b.	
  1967),	
  is	
  co-­‐director,	
  with	
  Olin	
  B.	
  Gentry,	
  of	
  Gaines–Gentry	
  
                              Thoroughbreds	
  
	
  
	
  
The	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
  officially	
  opened	
  in	
  November	
  1978,	
  covers	
  1,229	
  acres,	
  houses	
  115	
  horses,	
  representing	
  more	
  
than	
  three	
  dozen	
  different	
  breeds,	
  and	
  is	
  home	
  to	
  the	
  International	
  Museum	
  of	
  the	
  Horse.	
  
	
  
Event	
  Sampling:	
  
	
  
         The	
  Rolex	
  Three-­‐Day	
  Event	
  (April	
  26-­‐19,	
  2012)	
  is	
  held	
  at	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park.	
  The	
  Rolex	
  Three-­‐Day	
  Event	
  is	
  
         one	
  of	
  only	
  six	
  three-­‐day	
  events	
  in	
  the	
  world	
  that	
  is	
  ranked	
  at	
  the	
  highest	
  level,	
  four	
  stars.	
  Eventing	
  is	
  regarded	
  as	
  
         the	
  triathlon	
  of	
  the	
  equine	
  world.	
  Horse	
  and	
  rider	
  compete	
  in	
  three	
  separate	
  areas:	
  Dressage,	
  Cross-­‐Country,	
  and	
  
         Jumping.	
  
	
  
         The	
  Ariat	
  Kentucky	
  Reining	
  Cup	
  (April	
  27-­‐28,	
  2012)	
  is	
  the	
  only	
  Five	
  Star	
  Reining	
  competition	
  in	
  the	
  world	
  for	
  2012.	
  
         Riders	
  guide	
  their	
  horses	
  through	
  prescribed	
  turns,	
  sliding	
  stops,	
  and	
  flying	
  lead	
  changes.	
  
	
  
          The	
  Horse	
  is	
  the	
  Largest	
  Equestrian	
  Traveling	
  Exhibition	
  in	
  History.	
  The	
  prestigious	
  American	
  Museum	
  of	
  
          Natural	
  History	
  sends	
  its	
  blockbuster	
  exhibition	
  to	
  the	
  International	
  Museum	
  of	
  the	
  Horse	
  through	
  April	
  
          6,	
  2012.	
  
	
  
          The	
  High	
  Hope	
  Steeple	
  Chase	
  (third	
  Sunday	
  in	
  May	
  annually),	
  is	
  a	
  volunteer-­‐driven	
  event	
  that	
  supports	
  worthy	
  
          equine	
  charities	
  and	
  non-­‐profit	
  groups,	
  including:	
  Cardinal	
  Hill	
  Rehabilitation	
  Hospital,	
  Central	
  Kentucky	
  Riding	
  for	
  
          Hope,	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
  Foundation,	
  and	
  Thoroughbred	
  Retirement	
  Foundation	
  Maker's	
  Mark	
  Secretariat	
  
          Center.	
  
	
  
          The	
  Alltech	
  National	
  Horse	
  Show	
  (October	
  31	
  –	
  November	
  4,	
  2012)	
  this	
  year	
  will	
  include	
  Junior	
  Hunters,	
  Amateur-­‐
          Owner	
  Hunters,	
  and	
  the	
  High	
  Performance	
  Hunters,	
  Green	
  and	
  Regular	
  Working	
  Hunters,	
  and	
  the	
  Confirmation	
  
          Divisions.	
  
	
  
          Bluegrass	
  Classic	
  Cluster	
  Dog	
  Show	
  (September	
  1–5,	
  2012)	
  and	
  Dog	
  Tracking	
  
	
  
         Draft	
  Horses	
  at	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
  include	
  the	
  Belgian,	
  Clydesdale,	
  English	
  Shire,	
  Haflinger,	
  Norwegian	
  Fjord,	
  
         Percheron,	
  and	
  Suffolk	
  breeds.	
  The	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
  is	
  home	
  to	
  the	
  world's	
  only	
  five-­‐breed	
  hitch.	
  Currently	
  
         this	
  hitch	
  includes:	
  On	
  the	
  wheel	
  –	
  a	
  Shire,	
  Belgian,	
  and	
  Clydesdale,	
  and,	
  in	
  the	
  lead	
  –	
  a	
  Percheron,	
  and	
  Suffolk.	
  
	
  
         The	
  National	
  Police	
  Horse	
  Academy	
  (NPHA),	
  housed	
  at	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park,	
  provides	
  trained	
  horses	
  for	
  law	
  
         enforcement	
  units	
  across	
  the	
  country;	
  training	
  for	
  officers	
  and	
  horses	
  in	
  mounted	
  law	
  enforcement	
  units;	
  training	
  
         and	
  jobs	
  for	
  horses	
  bred	
  by	
  the	
  North	
  American	
  Equine	
  Ranching	
  Information	
  Council	
  (NAERIC),	
  an	
  official	
  provider	
  
         of	
  horses	
  for	
  NPHA.	
  
	
  
         The	
  National	
  Mounted	
  Police	
  Colloquium	
  is	
  supported	
  by	
  Friends	
  of	
  the	
  Lexington	
  Mounted	
  Police,	
  Inc.,	
  a	
  non-­‐
         profit	
  organization,	
  supporting	
  the	
  horses	
  and	
  officers	
  of	
  the	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky	
  mounted	
  police	
  unit	
  and	
  their	
  
         outreach	
  training	
  efforts	
  to	
  mounted	
  officers	
  throughout	
  North	
  America.	
  
	
  
         Other	
  events	
  throughout	
  the	
  year	
  at	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Horse	
  Park	
  include:	
  The	
  Kentucky	
  Spring	
  Arabian	
  Show;	
  
         Kentucky	
  Spring	
  Premier	
  Saddlebred	
  Show;	
  Kentucky	
  Spring	
  Premier	
  Saddlebred	
  Show;	
  MidSouth	
  Pony	
  Club	
  
         Mounted	
  Games	
  Rally;	
  Collegiate	
  Polo	
  Tournament;	
  Indoor	
  Polo;	
  Paul	
  Frazer	
  Memorial	
  Combined	
  Test	
  &	
  Dressage	
  
         Show;	
  U.S.	
  Mounted	
  Games	
  Bluegrass	
  Open;	
  Spring	
  Bay	
  Horse	
  Trials;	
  Thoroughbred	
  Horse	
  Show;	
  Kentucky	
  
         Invitational	
  High	
  School	
  Rodeo	
  
	
  
Harness	
  Racing	
  Milestones:	
  
	
  
1875	
  –	
  The	
  famous	
  Red	
  Mile	
  in	
  Lexington	
  opens.	
  Racing	
  is	
  sponsored	
  by	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Trotting	
  Horse	
  Breeders	
  
Association.	
  
	
  
1888	
  –	
  Using	
  natural	
  gas	
  illumination,	
  the	
  first	
  official	
  night	
  racing	
  is	
  held.	
  Walnut	
  Hall	
  Farm	
  is	
  established	
  in	
  Lexington,	
  
Kentucky.	
  
	
  
1893	
  –	
  The	
  first	
  Kentucky	
  Futurity	
  is	
  raced	
  at	
  The	
  Red	
  Mile	
  for	
  a	
  purse	
  of	
  $11,850.	
  
	
  
1935	
  –	
  Alma	
  Sheppard	
  becomes	
  the	
  youngest	
  driver	
  of	
  a	
  2:00	
  mile	
  at	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky.	
  
	
  
2001	
  –	
  Castleton	
  Farms,	
  known	
  as	
  one	
  of	
  Harness	
  Racing's	
  premier	
  racing	
  stables,	
  breeding	
  farms	
  and	
  nurseries,	
  is	
  now	
  
Castleton–Lyons.	
  Garland	
  Lobell-­‐Canne	
  Angus	
  breaks	
  the	
  $1	
  million	
  barrier	
  when	
  he	
  is	
  sold	
  at	
  the	
  Tattersall's	
  December	
  
Mixed	
  Sale	
  (NOTE:	
  Fall	
  2011	
  brought	
  TSE/Tattersalls	
  quarter	
  of	
  a	
  century	
  of	
  sales	
  to	
  an	
  end.)	
  
	
  
2003	
  –	
  No	
  Pan	
  Intended	
  (Pacific	
  Fella-­‐Classic	
  Wish)	
  becomes	
  the	
  10th	
  Pacing	
  Triple	
  Crown	
  winner.	
  He	
  was	
  purchased	
  for	
  
$150,000	
  at	
  the	
  Tattersall’s	
  Select	
  Yearling	
  Sale.	
  
	
  
Kentucky	
  Fried	
  Chicken	
  (KFC)	
  Harlan	
  David	
  “Colonel”	
  Sanders,	
  born	
  and	
  raised	
  in	
  Henryville,	
  Indiana,	
  in	
  1930	
  he	
  
served	
  his	
  first	
  fried	
  chicken	
  in	
  Sanders	
  Court	
  &	
  Café	
  located	
  inside	
  the	
  gas	
  station	
  he	
  owned	
  in	
  North	
  Corbin,	
  Kentucky.	
  
In	
  1940,	
  the	
  recipe	
  was	
  perfected	
  for	
  what	
  became	
  known	
  as	
  his	
  “Original	
  Recipe”.	
  
	
            Taking	
  to	
  the	
  road	
  Sanders	
  wanted	
  to	
  sell	
  his	
  chicken	
  to	
  restaurant	
  owners.	
  The	
  very	
  first	
  Kentucky	
  Fried	
  Chicken	
  
franchise	
  was	
  opened	
  in	
  1952	
  at	
  South	
  Salt	
  Lake,	
  Utah	
  by	
  Pete	
  Harman.	
  Sanders	
  sold	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Fried	
  Chicken	
  
franchising	
  operation	
  for	
  $2	
  million	
  in	
  1964	
  and	
  it	
  has	
  since	
  changed	
  hands	
  three	
  additional	
  times:	
  Heublein	
  –	
  1971,	
  R.J.	
  
Reynolds	
  –	
  1982,	
  and	
  PepsiCo	
  –	
  1986,	
  becoming	
  part	
  of	
  its	
  Tricon	
  Global	
  Restaurants	
  division,	
  it	
  spun	
  off	
  in	
  1997,	
  and	
  is	
  
now	
  Yum!	
  Brands.	
  Other	
  Yum!	
  Brands	
  companies	
  include:	
  Long	
  John	
  Silver’s,	
  Taco	
  Bell,	
  Pizza	
  Hut,	
  and	
  A&W	
  Restaurants.	
  
	
            Colonel	
  Sanders’	
  nephew,	
  Lee	
  Cummings,	
  took	
  his	
  KFC	
  franchises	
  and	
  converted	
  them	
  to	
  his	
  own	
  “spin-­‐off”	
  
chain,	
  using	
  his	
  own	
  chicken	
  recipe	
  for	
  Lee’s	
  Famous	
  Recipe	
  Chicken.	
  
	
            The	
  famous	
  bucket	
  used	
  by	
  KFC	
  was	
  originally	
  created	
  by	
  Dave	
  Thomas,	
  founder	
  of	
  the	
  Wendy’s	
  restaurant	
  
chain.	
  He	
  originally	
  held	
  a	
  Kentucky	
  Fried	
  Chicken	
  franchise	
  and	
  operated	
  several	
  outlets	
  in	
  the	
  Columbus,	
  Ohio	
  area.	
  
Thomas	
  was	
  behind	
  the	
  creation	
  of	
  the	
  rotating	
  bucket	
  sign	
  in	
  use	
  at	
  most	
  U.S.	
  Kentucky	
  Fried	
  Chicken	
  locations.	
  
	
  
	
  
Movies	
  with	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky	
  Filming	
  
	
  
April	
  Love	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  February	
  18,	
  1958;	
  by	
  Twentieth	
  Century-­‐Fox	
  Film	
  Corporation	
  
STARRING:	
  Pat	
  Boone	
  and	
  Shirley	
  Jones	
  
AWARDS:	
  This	
  film	
  was	
  nominated	
  for	
  an	
  Oscar	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATION:	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky	
  
	
  
Beneath	
  the	
  Mask:	
  Portrait	
  of	
  an	
  American	
  Ninja	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  2005	
  
STARRING:	
  Brian	
  Reed,	
  Matt	
  Wheeler,	
  Gary	
  Fleck,	
  Linda	
  Fleck,	
  Karla	
  Duerson,	
  Sheridan	
  Flannery,	
  Ryan	
  Flanery,	
  Gavin	
  
Duerson,	
  Nate	
  Brown,	
  Sarah	
  Wheeler,	
  Barry	
  Frazier,	
  Mark	
  Stratton.	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATION:	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky	
  
	
  
Dreamer:	
  Inspired	
  by	
  a	
  True	
  Story	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  October	
  21,	
  2005	
  by	
  DreamWorks.	
  
STARRING:	
  Kurt	
  Russell,	
  Dakota	
  Fanning,	
  Kris	
  Kristofferson,	
  Freddy	
  Rodriguez,	
  Luis	
  Guzmán,	
  Elisabeth	
  Shue,	
  and	
  David	
  
Morse.	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS:	
  Frankfort,	
  Kentucky,	
  (school	
  and	
  diner);	
  Keeneland	
  Racetrack	
  –	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky;	
  Lexington,	
  
Kentucky,	
  (exteriors);	
  and	
  St.	
  Tammany	
  Parish,	
  Louisiana	
  
DESCRIPTION:	
  This	
  movie	
  is	
  based	
  on	
  a	
  true	
  story	
  of	
  an	
  injured	
  Thoroughbred	
  racehorse	
  and	
  his	
  rehabilitation.	
  The	
  
scenery	
  features	
  numerous	
  shots	
  of	
  the	
  beautiful	
  horse	
  farms	
  around	
  Lexington.	
  For	
  further	
  information,	
  visit	
  the	
  
Internet	
  Movie	
  Database	
  and	
  read	
  the	
  Wikipedia	
  article	
  "Dreamer	
  (2005)	
  film".	
  
	
  
Goldfinger	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  September	
  17,	
  1964	
  in	
  the	
  UK,	
  December	
  22,	
  1964	
  in	
  the	
  U.S.,	
  July	
  31,	
  2007,	
  released	
  again	
  in	
  the	
  UK;	
  
Distributed	
  by	
  United	
  Artists.	
  
STARRING:	
  Sean	
  Connery	
  as	
  James	
  Bond;	
  also	
  starring	
  Gert	
  Frobe,	
  Honor	
  Blackman,	
  and	
  Harold	
  Sakata	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS	
  INCLUDE:	
  Buckinghamshire,	
  England;	
  Canton	
  Lucerne,	
  Switzerland;	
  the	
  state	
  of	
  Florida;	
  Fort	
  Knox,	
  
Kentucky;	
  Middlesex,	
  England;	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky;	
  London,	
  England;	
  Louisville,	
  Kentucky;	
  Uri,	
  Switzerland;	
  Washington,	
  
D.C.	
  
AWARDS:	
  Norman	
  Wanstall	
  won	
  the	
  Academy	
  Award	
  for	
  Sound	
  Editing	
  for	
  his	
  work	
  on	
  this	
  film.	
  
DESCRIPTION:	
  Goldfinger	
  intends	
  to	
  irradiate	
  the	
  U.S.	
  gold	
  supply	
  stored	
  at	
  the	
  United	
  States	
  Bullion	
  Depository	
  at	
  Fort	
  
Knox	
  with	
  an	
  "atomic	
  device"	
  so	
  as	
  to	
  render	
  it	
  useless	
  for	
  almost	
  60	
  years,	
  thereby	
  greatly	
  increasing	
  the	
  value	
  of	
  his	
  
own	
  considerable	
  gold	
  holdings.	
  James	
  Bond's	
  mission	
  is	
  to	
  stop	
  him.	
  
NOTE:	
  There	
  were	
  no	
  cameras	
  allowed	
  inside	
  Fort	
  Knox,	
  for	
  security	
  reasons.	
  All	
  sets	
  for	
  the	
  interior	
  of	
  Fort	
  Knox	
  were	
  
designed	
  and	
  built	
  from	
  scratch	
  in	
  studio	
  in	
  Europe.	
  For	
  more	
  information	
  on	
  this	
  film,	
  read	
  the	
  Wikipedia	
  article	
  and	
  
visit	
  the	
  Internet	
  Movie	
  Database.	
  
	
  
Home	
  in	
  Indiana	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  June	
  15,	
  1944;	
  Distributed	
  by	
  20th	
  Century	
  Fox	
  
STARRING:	
  Walter	
  Brennan,	
  Charlotte	
  Greenwood,	
  and	
  Ward	
  Bond	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS	
  INCLUDE:	
  Horse	
  farms	
  around	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky.	
  
DESCRIPTION:	
  A	
  lad	
  with	
  a	
  penchant	
  for	
  trouble	
  is	
  sent	
  to	
  live	
  with	
  his	
  aunt	
  and	
  uncle	
  in	
  Indiana.	
  Though	
  he's	
  not	
  happy	
  
about	
  the	
  arrangement	
  at	
  first,	
  his	
  love	
  of	
  horses	
  and	
  his	
  affection	
  for	
  a	
  young	
  filly	
  that	
  he	
  plans	
  to	
  race	
  make	
  life	
  
bearable.	
  He	
  also	
  finds	
  romance	
  with	
  tomboyish	
  Char	
  who	
  shares	
  his	
  love	
  for	
  horses.	
  
NOTE:	
  This	
  film	
  was	
  remade	
  in	
  1957	
  as	
  April	
  Love.	
  (See	
  above.)	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
In	
  Country	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  September	
  29,	
  1989;	
  by	
  Warner	
  Brothers.	
  
CREDITS:	
  based	
  on	
  the	
  novel	
  by	
  Kentuckian	
  Bobbie	
  Ann	
  Mason	
  
STARRING:	
  Emily	
  Lloyd,	
  Bruce	
  Willis,	
  and	
  Joan	
  Allen	
  
AWARDS:	
  Bruce	
  Willis	
  received	
  a	
  Golden	
  Globe	
  nomination	
  for	
  best	
  supporting	
  actor	
  for	
  his	
  role	
  in	
  this	
  film.	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS	
  INCLUDE:	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky;	
  Mayfield,	
  Kentucky,	
  and	
  Paducah,	
  Kentucky	
  
	
  
Seabiscuit	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  July	
  25,	
  2003;	
  by	
  Universal	
  Studios	
  and	
  DreamWorks	
  
STARRING:	
  Tobey	
  Maguire,	
  Jeff	
  Bridges,	
  Elizabeth	
  Banks,	
  Chris	
  Cooper,	
  Royce	
  D.	
  Applegate,	
  William	
  H.	
  Macy,	
  and	
  David	
  
McCullough	
  
AWARDS:	
  This	
  film	
  won	
  numerous	
  awards	
  and	
  nominations.	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS	
  INCLUDE:	
  Keeneland	
  Racetrack	
  –	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky;	
  Paris,	
  Kentucky.	
  
NOTE:	
  One	
  of	
  the	
  six	
  horses	
  used	
  to	
  portray	
  Seabiscuit	
  in	
  this	
  movie	
  Popcorn	
  Deelites	
  is	
  in	
  retirement	
  at	
  Old	
  Friends.	
  
	
  
Steel	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  1979	
  (Not	
  to	
  be	
  confused	
  with	
  the	
  1997	
  film	
  of	
  the	
  same	
  name	
  which	
  starred	
  Shaquille	
  O'Neal	
  as	
  a	
  
superhero.)	
  
STARRING:	
  George	
  Kennedy,	
  Lee	
  Majors,	
  Jennifer	
  O'Neill,	
  and	
  Art	
  Carney	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATION:	
  The	
  Kincaid	
  Tower	
  on	
  Vine	
  Street	
  in	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky	
  as	
  the	
  building	
  was	
  under	
  construction.	
  
	
  
The	
  Asphalt	
  Jungle	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  May	
  23,	
  1950;	
  Distributed	
  by	
  Metro-­‐Goldwyn-­‐Mayer	
  (MGM)	
  
STARRING:	
  Sterling	
  Hayden,	
  Louis	
  Calhern,	
  Jean	
  Hagen,	
  James	
  Whitmore,	
  Sam	
  Jaffe,	
  and	
  Marilyn	
  Monroe.	
  
AWARDS:	
  This	
  film	
  was	
  nominated	
  for	
  several	
  awards,	
  including	
  four	
  Oscars.	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS	
  INCLUDE:	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky.	
  
	
  
Secretariat	
  (1973	
  Triple	
  Crown	
  Winner)	
  
RELEASE	
  DATE:	
  2010;	
  Distributed	
  by	
  Disney	
  
STARRING:	
  Diane	
  Lane,	
  John	
  Malkovich,	
  Dylan	
  Walsh,	
  Margo	
  Martendale,	
  Fred	
  Dalton	
  Thompson,	
  James	
  Cromwell,	
  Scott	
  
Glenn,	
  Otto	
  Thorwarth	
  
FILMING	
  LOCATIONS:	
  Lexington,	
  Kentucky,	
  Louisville,	
  Kentucky,	
  and	
  Lafayette,	
  Louisiana	
  stood	
  in	
  for	
  Virginia,	
  New	
  York,	
  
and	
  Denver	
  and	
  collectively	
  became	
  the	
  Aqueduct,	
  Saratoga,	
  Pimlico,	
  and	
  Belmont	
  racetracks;	
  Only	
  Churchill	
  Downs,	
  
home	
  of	
  the	
  famed	
  Kentucky	
  Derby,	
  played	
  itself.	
  The	
  coin-­‐toss	
  was	
  filmed	
  at	
  Spindletop	
  Hall	
  in	
  Lexington.	
  
NOTE:	
  Eddie	
  Sweat	
  (portrayed	
  by	
  Nelsan	
  Ellis)	
  died	
  in	
  1998	
  but	
  is	
  forever	
  standing	
  life-­‐sized	
  in	
  statue	
  at	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  
Horse	
  Park.	
  Also,	
  one	
  of	
  the	
  stand-­‐in	
  horses	
  for	
  Secretariat,	
  Trolley	
  Boy,	
  was	
  a	
  Secretariat	
  look-­‐a-­‐like	
  winner	
  in	
  a	
  contest	
  
held	
  at	
  the	
  Secretariat	
  Festival	
  in	
  Paris,	
  Kentucky.	
  
	
  

	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                          	
                                    	
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  A	
  WIDER	
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A	
  Bit	
  of	
  Kentucky	
  History	
  
	
  
       Kentucky	
  was	
  the	
  first	
  state	
  on	
  the	
  western	
  frontier	
  to	
  join	
  the	
  Union	
  (1792)	
  
	
  
       Mammoth	
  Cave,	
  (first	
  promoted	
  in	
  1816)	
  with	
  its	
  336+	
  miles	
  of	
  mapped	
  passages,	
  is	
  the	
  world’s	
  longest	
  cave.	
  It	
  is	
  
       379	
  feet	
  deep	
  and	
  contains	
  at	
  lease	
  five	
  levels	
  of	
  passages.	
  It’s	
  second	
  only	
  to	
  Niagara	
  Falls	
  as	
  the	
  most	
  popular	
  
       tourist	
  attraction	
  in	
  the	
  U.S.	
  It	
  became	
  a	
  National	
  Park	
  on	
  July	
  2,	
  1941	
  
	
  
       The	
  first	
  enamel	
  bathtub	
  was	
  made	
  in	
  Louisville	
  in	
  1856	
  
	
  
       The	
  first	
  electric	
  light	
  bulb	
  was	
  shown	
  in	
  1883	
  when	
  Thomas	
  Alva	
  Edison	
  introduced	
  his	
  invention	
  to	
  crowds	
  at	
  the	
  
       Southern	
  Exposition	
  in	
  Louisville	
  
	
  
       Mother’s	
  Day	
  was	
  first	
  observed	
  in	
  1887	
  in	
  Henderson	
  by	
  teacher	
  Mary	
  S.	
  Wilson.	
  It	
  became	
  a	
  national	
  holiday	
  in	
  
       1916	
  
	
  
       ‘Happy	
  Birthday	
  to	
  You,’	
  probably	
  the	
  most	
  sung	
  song	
  in	
  the	
  world,	
  was	
  written	
  in	
  1893	
  by	
  two	
  Louisville	
  sisters	
  –	
  
       Mildred	
  and	
  Patricia	
  Hill	
  
	
  
       The	
  first	
  (known)	
  set	
  of	
  all	
  male	
  quintuplets	
  was	
  born	
  in	
  Paducah	
  in	
  1896	
  
	
  
       In	
  1934,	
  Cheeseburgers	
  were	
  served	
  for	
  the	
  first	
  time	
  at	
  Kaelin’s	
  restaurant	
  in	
  Louisville	
  
	
  
       Fort	
  Knox	
  is	
  located	
  just	
  35	
  miles	
  from	
  Louisville	
  and	
  encompasses	
  109,054	
  acres	
  in	
  Bullitt,	
  Hardin,	
  and	
  Meade	
  
       counties.	
  Fort	
  Knox	
  has	
  a	
  population	
  of	
  over	
  40,000	
  Soldiers,	
  family	
  members	
  and	
  civilian	
  employees.	
  The	
  United	
  
       States	
  Department	
  of	
  the	
  Treasury	
  has	
  maintained	
  the	
  Bullion	
  Depository	
  on	
  the	
  post	
  since	
  1937.	
  This	
  facility	
  is	
  
       operated	
  solely	
  by	
  the	
  Treasury	
  Department	
  
	
  
       The	
  first	
  Wigwam	
  Village	
  Motel,	
  with	
  units	
  in	
  the	
  shape	
  of	
  a	
  ‘teepee,’	
  was	
  built	
  by	
  Frank	
  A.	
  Redford	
  in	
  Cave	
  City	
  in	
  
       1937	
  
	
  
       Bibb	
  lettuce	
  was	
  first	
  cultivated	
  by	
  Jack	
  Bibb	
  in	
  Frankfort	
  during	
  the	
  late	
  19th	
  century	
  
	
  
       Chevrolet	
  Corvettes	
  are	
  manufactured	
  only	
  in	
  Bowling	
  Green,	
  which	
  is	
  also	
  home	
  to	
  the	
  Corvette	
  Museum	
  
	
  
       Covington	
  (St.	
  Mary’s	
  Cathedral–Basilica	
  of	
  the	
  Assumption)	
  is	
  home	
  to	
  the	
  world’s	
  largest	
  hand	
  blown	
  stained	
  
       glass	
  window	
  in	
  existence.	
  It	
  measures	
  an	
  astounding	
  24	
  feet	
  by	
  67	
  feel	
  and	
  contains	
  117	
  different	
  figures	
  
	
  
       Louisville	
  Slugger	
  baseball	
  bats	
  are	
  manufactured	
  in	
  Louisville,	
  Kentucky	
  which	
  is	
  also	
  home	
  to	
  the	
  world’s	
  largest	
  
       baseball	
  bat,	
  a	
  full	
  one	
  hundred	
  twenty	
  (120)	
  feet	
  tall	
  and	
  weighing	
  68,000	
  pounds,	
  can	
  be	
  seen	
  at	
  the	
  Louisville	
  
       Slugger	
  Museum	
  
	
  
       The	
  world’s	
  largest	
  crucifix,	
  standing	
  at	
  60	
  feet	
  tall,	
  is	
  in	
  Bardstown	
  
	
  
       Kentucky	
  has	
  more	
  resort	
  parks	
  than	
  any	
  other	
  state	
  in	
  the	
  nation	
  
	
  
       Middlesboro	
  is	
  the	
  only	
  U.S.	
  city	
  built	
  inside	
  a	
  meteor	
  crater	
  
	
  
       Newport	
  is	
  home	
  to	
  The	
  World	
  Peace	
  Bell,	
  the	
  world’s	
  largest	
  free-­‐swinging	
  bell	
  
	
  
       Pike	
  County	
  is	
  the	
  world’s	
  largest	
  producer	
  of	
  coal	
  
	
  
       Ale	
  8	
  One	
  (Ale81)	
  soft	
  drink	
  has	
  been	
  bottled	
  in	
  Winchester	
  since	
  1926	
  and	
  is	
  the	
  only	
  soft	
  drink	
  invented	
  in	
  
       Kentucky	
  still	
  in	
  existence	
  
	
  
       Shaker	
  Village	
  (Pleasant	
  Hill)	
  is	
  the	
  largest	
  historic	
  community	
  of	
  its	
  kind	
  in	
  the	
  U.S	
  
	
  
       Lake	
  Cumberland	
  has	
  more	
  miles	
  of	
  shoreline	
  than	
  the	
  state	
  of	
  Florida	
  
	
  
       Cumberland	
  Falls,	
  often	
  called	
  the	
  “Niagara	
  of	
  the	
  South,”	
  has	
  attracted	
  the	
  attention	
  of	
  countless	
  people	
  since	
  
       prehistoric	
  times.	
  Home	
  of	
  the	
  Kentucky	
  Moonbow	
  
	
  
       Kentucky	
  is	
  best	
  known	
  for	
  its	
  beautiful	
  blue	
  grass	
  
	
  
       Lexington	
  was	
  built	
  over	
  fabulous	
  water	
  limestone	
  falls	
  
	
  
       Georgetown,	
  Kentucky	
  offers	
  the	
  annual	
  Festival	
  of	
  the	
  Horse	
  (October	
  5–7,	
  2012)	
  
	
  
       Old	
  Friends	
  –	
  A	
  Kentucky	
  Facility	
  for	
  Retired	
  Thoroughbreds	
  based	
  in	
  Georgetown,	
  Kentucky	
  
	
  
       Berea	
          	
  
                               Wednesday	
             April	
  25	
      10:00	
  am	
        Woodcarving	
  Demonstration	
  
                               Thursday	
              April	
  26	
      10:00	
  am	
        Basket	
  Making	
  Demonstration	
  
                               	
                      	
                 7:00	
  pm	
         Jammin'	
  on	
  the	
  Porch	
  
                               Friday	
                April	
  27	
      	
                   HANDS	
  FOUR	
  SPRING	
  DANCE	
  WEEKEND	
  
                               Saturday	
              April	
  28	
      	
                   HANDS	
  FOUR	
  SPRING	
  DANCE	
  WEEKEND,	
  
                               	
                      	
                 6:00	
  pm	
  	
     Live	
  Music	
  
                               	
                      	
                 7:30	
  pm	
  	
     Contra	
  Dancing	
  
	
  

				
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