Historic Manchester Farm is a commercial Thoroughbred nursery for breeding and selling young racehorse prospects. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, next to Keeneland Race Track, Manchester Farm holds the distinction as one of the most recognizable farms in Kentucky. This historic property is owned by Houston Oilman Mike G. Rutherford, who purchased the Farm in 1976.
Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 61st largest in the United States. Known as the “Horse Capital of the World”, it is located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. In the 2013 US Census Estimate, the city’s population was 308,428, anchoring a metropolitan area of 489,435 people and a combined statistical area of 708,677 people.
Lexington ranks tenth among US cities in college education rate, with 39.5% of residents having at least a bachelor’s degree.It is the location of the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, the world’s largest basketball-specific arena, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community & Technical College.