November 22, 2016 • Photos By David Coyle • Text by Lenny Shulman
One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses. This greenspace not only adds beauty to the environment while serving as an oasis from the surrounding asphalt jungle, but has also inspired farm owners to build architecturally soaring facilities to complement the sprawling paddocks. While mares and foals romp through fields as big as a small town, stallions often reside in barns resembling five-star hotels, surrounded by specialty swimming pools, training tracks, statues, and state-of-the art offices, ponds, and stone walls.
Combining function with beauty, Thoroughbred farms make willing models for the camera, and BloodHorse is capturing those images in a series of photographic farm profiles of stunning horse havens both in Central Kentucky and around the U.S. and the world.
- Adena Springs
- Winstar Farm
- Lane’s End Farm
- Ashford Stud
Lane’s End Farm
- Photos: David Coyle
- Text: Lenny Shulman
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