Start of the 35th running of the Blue Grass Stakes, April 23, 1959 at Keeneland in Lexington. Tomy Lee won the $32,550 race by a half a length. In the picture, the bay colt, who went off as the favorite, is the fourth horse from the rail. Nine days later, Bill Shoemaker and his English-bred mount won the Kentucky Derby, becoming only the second non-American bred horse to ever win the Run for the Roses. He did not run in the remaining two Triple Crown races because his trainer said he didn't…

Start of the 35th running of the Blue Grass Stakes, April 23, 1959 at Keeneland in Lexington. Tomy Lee won the $32,550 race by a half a length. In the picture, the bay colt, who went off as the favorite, is the fourth horse from the rail. Nine days later, Bill Shoemaker and his English-bred mount won the Kentucky Derby, becoming only the second non-American bred horse to ever win the Run for the Roses. He did not run in the remaining two Triple Crown races because his trainer said he didn't…

Castle Post, Lexington, KY. Perfect wedding locale?

Castle Post, Lexington, KY. Perfect wedding locale?

This is the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington. There used to be old theaters like this all across America in the 60s and 70s but it seems like none of them are still standing, nonetheless actually being used. The Kentucky Theater is a great place to watch movies downtown.

This is the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington. There used to be old theaters like this all across America in the 60s and 70s but it seems like none of them are still standing, nonetheless actually being used. The Kentucky Theater is a great place to watch movies downtown.

Historic Style: Gratz Park, Lexington, Kentucky

Historic Style: Gratz Park, Lexington, Kentucky

First Settlement at Louisville, Kentucky at the foot of what is now 12th Street, Spring of 1776

First Settlement at Louisville, Kentucky at the foot of what is now 12th Street, Spring of 1776

Lexington's very own Parkette Drive-In Restaurant..circa 1950

Lexington's very own Parkette Drive-In Restaurant..circa 1950

#Kentucky #facts at http://www.mapsofworld.com/pages/usa-fast-facts/us-states/kentucky-fast-facts/

#Kentucky #facts at http://www.mapsofworld.com/pages/usa-fast-facts/us-states/kentucky-fast-facts/

The Old Spaghetti Factory--great place for a family dinner and ride in a carriage afterwards - Louisville, Ky

The Old Spaghetti Factory--great place for a family dinner and ride in a carriage afterwards - Louisville, Ky

Stone Fences throughout Bourbon Country, Kentucky built by Irish immigrants in 19th century.

Jim Beam - Kentucky's Bourbon Country

Stone Fences throughout Bourbon Country, Kentucky built by Irish immigrants in 19th century.

Visiting the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky's only underground boat tour. #gearedforfun

Lost River Cave: An Overview of Kentucky’s Only Underground Boat Tour

Visiting the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky's only underground boat tour. #gearedforfun

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