In what can only be described as the trip of a lifetime, America’s Best Racing, Horse Country and Visit LEX have announced LEXtravaganza: a sweepstakes in which the winner and a guest will win an ultimate Kentucky getaway from April 12-15, 2018, featuring VIP access to racing at Keeneland, dining at the Ouita Michel family of restaurants including Michel’s new concept, Honeywood, guided tours of local farms, a distillery visit, a shopping spree, and more.
The sweepstakes officially opens Sept. 12 and entries will be accepted until 10 a.m. ET on Nov. 7, when the winner will be selected. LEXtravaganza hopefuls can enter to win at https://www.americasbestracing.net/Lextravaganza-sweepstakes as well as gain an additional entry to the contest by tweeting “I've signed up to win the LEXtravaganza Sweepstakes from @ABRLive, @KYHorseCountry, & @VisitLEX and you should, too!” through the contest’s Rafflecopter widget.
Additionally, the LEXtravaganza winner and guest will experience VIP hospitality at Keeneland, including a personal handicapping session with Equibase National Racing Analyst Ellis Starr, when the winners attend the races on April 14. The winner and a guest also will receive a gift card covering air travel to Lexington, Ky., for the packed three-day weekend, which will include a stay at the 21c Museum Hotel, fine and casual dining at Lockbox located at 21c, and VIP visits to Horse Country member locations and Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky.
The LEXtravaganza winner and guest will also win a $1,000 shopping spree at Ariat International’s new Lexington brand shop at The Summit at Fritz Farm, two hat or fascinator selections from the ABR Collection by Christine A. Moore Millinery, and a Bills Khakis ensemble (pants and shirt) from Logan’s of Lexington.
“Horse Country is a place you have to experience to believe, so we’re looking forward to hosting our winners with true Kentucky hospitality, and to showing them all our favorite places and things to do,” said Anne Hardy, executive director of Horse Country.
“From the foaling barn to beyond the finish line, America’s Best Racing provides fans with a complete Thoroughbred experience. LEXtravanga takes it a step further,” said Stephen Panus, president of TJC Media Ventures. “We’re thrilled to send a lucky fan and their guest to the heart of the Bluegrass to experience an amazing weekend next spring thanks to a partnership with Horse Country and Visit LEX.”
“Lexington, Ky., is surrounded by more than 400 horse farms and nine bourbon distilleries, so we know horses and bourbon very well. But most people don’t know that our city is home to some of the best cultural, restaurant and shopping experiences in the South,” explained Gathan Borden, Vice President of Marketing at Visit LEX. “We want people to be able to experience our southern hospitality firsthand, and what better way to do that than to partner with America’s Best Racing and Horse Country to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for someone. Lexington is one of those places where you get those big-city amenities with the backdrop of a small town, and we cannot wait to welcome the winner to a city that we love so much.”