In January, many of the farms in the Lexington area hold open houses to show off their stallions before the Keeneland January Horses of all Ages sale
. Since we missed last year, we came back again in 2009 despite the less than perfect weather. Saturday was rainy and dark while Sunday was bitter cold with snow flurries, so many of the horses were shown inside the barns rather than coming out. We were able to make nine farms this year including Ashford Stud, Darley America, Hill 'N' Dale Farms, Lane's End Farm, Shadwell Farm, Stonewall Farm, Three Chimneys, Vinery Kentucky, and WinStar Farm. Here is a selection of 26 photos from the weekend for your enjoyment.