Western Livestock Journal’s Kentucky Bluegrass Ranch Study Tour II

MAY 22-MAY 28, 2022

ITINERARY
Sunday, May 22

3:00-5:00 PM Check in, lobby of Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, KY
6:00 PM Cocktails and dinner


Monday, May 23

6:30 AM Breakfast (bags out before breakfast)
8:30 AM Board buses for Hermitage Farm, Goshen, KY
9:30 AM Arrive at Hermitage Farm
10:45 AM Board buses for Maple Heights Farm, Owenton, KY
12:00 PM Arrive at Maple Heights Farm
12:15 PM Lunch at the farm
3:30 PM Board buses to Embassy Suites by Hilton, Lexington, KY
5:00 PM Arrive at Embassy Suites and dinner on your own


Tuesday, May 24

6:00 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM Board buses for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, Dunnville, KY
9:00 AM Arrive at Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment (buses will split up between 3 different plants for touring)
12:30 PM Lunch at Bread of Life Café, Liberty, KY
1:45 PM Board buses for Branch View Angus, Hustonville, KY
2:30 PM Arrive at Branch View Angus
4:30 PM Board buses for Embassy Suites by Hilton, Lexington, KY
5:30 PM Arrive at Embassy Suites and dinner on your own


Wednesday, May 25
7:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Board buses for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
9:45 AM Arrive at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for a drive-through tour
10:45 AM Leave Rood and Riddle Veterinary Hospital for Spy Coast Farm (Bus A). Leave Rood and Riddle Veterinary Hospital for Spendthrift Farm (Buses B and C)
11:00 AM Arrive at Spy Coast Farm and Spendthrift Farm
12:15 PM Board buses for Blue Grass Stockyards
12:30 PM Arrive at Blue Grass Stockyards and lunch
1:45 PM Board buses for Hallway Feeds, Lexington, KY (Bus A). Board buses for Mill Ridge Farm, Lexington, KY (Buses B and C)
2:00 PM Arrive at Hallway Feeds and Mill Ridge Farm
3:30 PM Board buses for Embassy Suites by Hilton, Lexington, KY
4:00 PM Arrive at Embassy Suites
5:30 PM Board buses for the Round Barn Stable of Memories
6:00 PM Arrive at the Round Barn Stable of Memories for dinner hosted by Hallway Feeds. Special thanks to Mr. Bob, Lee and Julia Hall.
TBD Board buses for Embassy Suites

Thursday, May 26
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Board buses for Golden Age Farm, Lexington, KY
9:00 AM Arrive at Golden Age Farm
10:30 AM Board buses for Spendthrift Farm (Bus A). Board buses for Spy Coast Farm (Buses B and C)
11:00 AM Arrive at Spendthrift Farm and Spy Coast Farm
12:30 PM Lunch at Spy Coast Farm
1:30 PM Board bus A for Mill Ridge Farm. Board buses B and C for Hallway Feeds
2:00 PM Bus A arrives at Mill Ridge Farm. Buses B and C arrive at Hallway Feeds
3:15 PM Board buses for Embassy Suites by Hilton
4:00 PM Arrive at Embassy Suites. Dinner on your own


Friday, May 27
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Board buses for the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
9:00 AM Arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park. Explore the park at your leisure
11:00 AM Board buses for Blue Grass Stockyards
11:15 AM Arrive at Blue Grass Stockyards and tour facility
12:30 PM Lunch at Blue Grass Stockyards
1:30 PM Board buses for Paris, KY
2:00 PM Arrive at Paris, KY (drop off anyone that wants to shop rather than tour the mystery stop)
2:30 PM Arrive at mystery stop
3:30 PM Board buses for Paris, KY, to pick up shoppers and their loot
3:45 PM Leave Paris, KY, for Embassy Suites by Hilton
4:45 PM Arrive at Embassy Suites. Dinner on your own


Saturday, May 28
6:30 AM Breakfast. Bags out before breakfast
8:00 AM Board buses for Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, KY
9:30 AM Arrive at Kentucky Derby Museum
12:00 PM The group will move together to Churchill Downs Racetrack and Millionaires Row for lunch. Remainder of the afternoon spent at the races. Good luck and place your bets early so you don’t get shut out!
4:30 PM Board buses for Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, KY
5:00 PM Arrive at Crowne Plaza Hotel

Tour concludes