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Kentucky is best known for its horse races and horse farms, and many famous racehorses have made their home in the Bluegrass Country, which surrounds the city of Lexington. Also, the Kentucky Derby is known as the oldest horse race in the country. It is held every year on the first Saturday of May.

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