As part of my Christmas gifts I received a copy of Garden & Gun Magazine from my Mother in Law. I had never heard of the magazine, but my husband pointed out an article that he knew I would be interested in. It was about the yearling sales at Keeneland in Lexington, KY. It’s one of the most revered thoroughbred sales in the world. People come from all over the world to buy pricey thoroughbreds including royalty from the Middle East. Sometimes the Queen of England personally comes and picks out her horses at the sales. She’s even been known to “bunk” at Lane’s End horse farm while in the United States.
In The Kings of Charleston, one of the reason’s Kythera was interested in Casper’s family was because of their connections and this article is a testament to what truly powerful connections can be made if you have horse power.
Check out the article to get a better insight into the legend of Kentucky horses and some background on the inspiration for Casper’s family’s thoroughbred legacy: