The Secretariat Festival is incredibly fortunate to add this very special afternoon Tour to our Sunday event schedule. Perhaps the most beautiful horse farm in Kentucky and often called "the Biltmore of the Bluegrass." This storied breeding and training facility located in Paris, Kentucky on the former grounds of Xalapa Farm traces its history all the way back to 1827.
The magnificent Bourbon County property also has decades-long ties to the Chenery and Hancock families. It bred Hildene, the blue hen mare who produced the Meadow Stable's own 1950 Horse of the Year Hill Prince as well as champion First Landing, sire of Riva Ridge. The farm also served as the training facility for Buckpasser, Ruffian, Dahlia and Wajima, and its scenic grounds were part of the set location for the Hollywood film "Seabiscuit."
Today, Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa features a renowned stallion roster that includes two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, leading sires Kitten's Joy, Ghostzapper, Secretariat "Vox Populi" Award winner Mucho Macho Man, and the promising newcomers Good Magic and Charlatan.
This private behind-the-scenes tour beginning at 1:00 p.m. will be personally hosted by Hill 'n' Dale's own resident stallion manager Larry Walton and is being made available as an individual party tour with attendees providing their own transportation to the farm. All Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa tour participants will receive a complimentary gift as a keepsake of their visit. Don't miss this opportunity to visit this remarkable Bluegrass treasure!
PLEASE NOTE: TOUR TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED. This is an individual party tour with attendees providing their own transportation to the farm. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to tour for check-in. Enter thru the 1028 Stoney Point Road back gate and proceed to Breeding Shed parking. For more information, please call (502) 473-1036.