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The Kentucky Horse Park will no longer have white fences

It’s a bit of a slow news day, so forgive me for digressing from UK sports news for a minute. Nothing makes me feel more at home than driving into Lexington from the Bluegrass Parkway and seeing the iconic white fences at Calumet. The fences are as part of the region as bluegrass, bourbon, and basketball.

So, when I heard that the white fences at the Kentucky Horse Park were getting a paint job, I was honestly a little bummed. The park is painting the fences blackĀ because apparently the white fence paint costs about three times as much as the black fence paint and requires painting twice as often. They expect to save $50,000 by making the change.

I’m all about saving some money, but that will take some getting used to.

[LEX18]

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9 Comments for The Kentucky Horse Park will no longer have white fences



  1. Ukmd81
    2:17 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Perfer white but if chane make it UK blue



  2. Grammer Police
    3:07 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    ^^^^^^^^^Hahahahahhahahahahahahah^^^^^^^^



  3. King Kelly Coleman
    3:19 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Aren’t Calumet and the Horse Park two different “farms”, you won’t see the horse park from the Bluegrass Parkway and Calumet will still have white fences….



  4. Dee
    3:29 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Now we can officially have Black UK Uni’s and it be ok.



  5. King Kelly Coleman
    3:30 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Right, right I understand, the white horse fences are iconic with the area. I was probably confused because my reading comprehension is sub-par.



  6. Dan
    3:48 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    I see a white fence and I want to paint it black



  7. UKBlue
    4:31 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    This is the reason why 99% of horse farms have black fences.



  8. catdaddyd
    5:15 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Won’t the horses run into the black fences at night?