Keeneland purchases historic Manchester Farm

One of Lexington’s most iconic farms has been purchased by Keeneland.

a horse outside of a farmhouse

Manchester Farm is iconic, most notably recognized as being one of the most photographed horse farms on Instagram. | Photo courtesy of Greg Grayson

Keeneland announced the purchase of the historic Manchester Farm.

The farm is located right on the northern boundary of the historic racetrack’s grounds, 2500 Rice Rd, and dates all the way back to the 1700s.

Throughout Keeneland’s 86-year history, it has been known to purchase surrounding properties to preserve its picturesque setting.

And while the racetrack’s President + CEO Shannon Arvin has not announced any specific plans for the future of the property, she stated that they will “use the land to strengthen our industry, enhance the Central Kentucky region.”

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