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One of Kentucky’s premier 4-star hotels is a castle on the side of a highway. I spent a night there, and its bourbon bar and Versailles-inspired decor didn’t make up for what it lacked in sense of place.

The Kentucky Castle is a luxury boutique hotel in Versailles (pronounced “ver-say-elles”), Kentucky. It’s a literal castle that sits on a hill right off the highway on the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky’s second-largest city. Nightly rates range from $US295 to $US695 on weekends during the high season. The hotel has […]
One of Kentucky’s premier 4-star hotels is a castle on the side of a highway. I spent a night there, and its bourbon bar and Versailles-inspired decor didn’t make up for what it lacked in sense of place.
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I spent 4 days in the ‘horse capital of the world,’ where the barns look more like estates and billionaires convene for the world’s largest horse sale. Here’s what life looks like in Kentucky’s second-biggest city.

Lexington, Kentucky, is known as the “horse capital of the world.” The region is home to about 450 horse farms as well as Keeneland, the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house. Lexington is also known for its bourbon and has its very own trendy “Distillery District.” The median listing price for […]
I spent 4 days in the ‘horse capital of the world,’ where the barns look more like estates and billionaires convene for the world’s largest horse sale. Here’s what life looks like in Kentucky’s second-biggest city.
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Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses

Keeneland’s annual September yearling sale in Lexington, Kentucky is the biggest horse sale in the world, with more than $US377 million worth of horses sold in 2018. I flew down to Lexington and attended the sale’s kickoff party at the Apiary, an 8,100-square-foot upscale events venue. About 300 of the […]
Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses