Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is one of many agencies within the state’s Commerce Cabinet. All state employees, there are approximately 80 full-time and 50 seasonal staff that work for the Kentucky Horse Park itself, and there are approximately 250 more people who work in the various offices of the National Horse Center, or as service providers on the grounds.

The great Man o’ War, the most famous Thoroughbred race horse of the 20th century, is buried at the park in a memorial with statue dedicated to his life. Buried with him are some of his offspring, including Triple Crown winner War Admiral, who was upset by Seabiscuit in their famous match race in 1938. Other famous horses buried at the park can be found behind the park’s Hall of Champions and include: Thoroughbreds Forego, Bold Forbes and John Henry, Standardbreds Rambling Willie and Cam Fella, Saddlebred show horses CH Imperator and CH Sky Watch, and, Quarter Horse racehorse Sgt. Pepper Feature. The great European race mare Allez France is also buried at the park.

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