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WINTER 2014

Keeneland, Investing in Racing's Future since 1936.

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36 WINTER 2014 K KEENELAND.COM embracing the bluegrass wanted to sell, the Hills decided they didn't want to stay anywhere else, so they pur- chased the property. The Eighth Pole Inn will have fve suites available for visitors at approximately $150-$250 per night. The place is usually booked six months out for race meets and is already full for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held at Keene- land. The rooms are spacious and afford views of surrounding farms, including Keene Ridge, the birthplace of champion English Channel. The inn boasts a beautiful patio with fre pit, den, and dining room with complimentary bourbon available at all times. A new game room with a pool table is being built downstairs, but the main attraction, appropriately, is the horses. Just outside the front door in a grassy pad- dock, 11 broodmares peacefully graze, providing a classic Kentucky Thoroughbred experience for guests. With spring comes the added attraction of foals. They are a huge draw for visitors, who have come from as far away as Europe, Austra- lia, and Japan. "People who come here want to see the vaunt- ed Kentucky horse," said Hill. "And there aren't many B&Bs that have horses on the property. You could actually make a case for renting a mare and foal and cue them to come across the feld in the spring. But we have mares and foals Above left, horses right out front provide guests of the Eighth Pole Inn with a classic Kentucky experience. Comfort and style are hallmarks of the inn's fve guest suites and the common areas. Jason Sciortino manages the B&B.

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