Kentucky Thoroughbred Country-High Stakes in the Bluegrass, May, 2003 National Geographic Magazine

Thoroughbred horses thunder down the race track and Churchill Downs and Keeneland in Kentucky. It is a billion dollar industry dedicated to training horses. Breeders, jockeys, veterianarians, and farm owners, are just a few people whose lives revolve around horses. The hope is to win the big one--the Kentucky Derby. But behind the scenes is a life filled with traditions, glamour and a simple life.

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