A peek at the paddock

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A peek at the paddock

Kentucky tours reveal pampered lives of prized race horses
Sky Mesa looks out the window of his stall at the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.
Jennifer Riggle of Huntington, Ind., raises her camera to photograph former Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown in a paddock at the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.
A tour group pauses in front of a statue of Seattle Slew during a tour of Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. Sleek thoroughbreds are the stars in Kentucky’s bluegrass region, and there’s no better time to visit than spring.

A peek at the paddock

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Sky Mesa looks out the window of his stall at the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.
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Jennifer Riggle of Huntington, Ind., raises her camera to photograph former Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown in a paddock at the Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky.
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A tour group pauses in front of a statue of Seattle Slew during a tour of Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. Sleek thoroughbreds are the stars in Kentucky’s bluegrass region, and there’s no better time to visit than spring.
If you go

Kentucky horse farm tours: Call or email to set up appointments at various farms. Three Chimneys Farm, www.threechimneys.com or 859-873-7053. Fee: $10 per person, with proceeds going to charities. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1 p.m., with a few exceptions through the year. Summer tours might switch to 10 a.m., so check starting time.

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