Earlier this month, I flew from New York City to Lexington, the second-largest city in Kentucky.
Lexington, home to about 324,000 people, is known as " the horse capital of the world." There are more than 450 horse farms in the area, as well as the world's largest thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland.
I spent four days in the northern Kentucky city, and it became clear that life there revolves around the horse industry as well as, of course, bourbon.
Here's what it was like.