The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World, is a premier reschooling facility and showcase for adoptable Thoroughbreds. Founded in 2004, the MMSC uses its illustrious location to herald the athleticism of this amazing breed by teaching new skill sets to horses of all levels of ability using the Horse Centered Reschooling Program developed by MMSC Director Susanna Thomas so they can go on and be ambassadors for racehorses in new careers. The MMSC is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (9 to 2) and proud to offer myriad educational opportunities for learning about and interacting with this remarkable horse–The Thoroughbred–America’s equine sports vehicle.


“Our goal,” says Director Susanna Thomas, “is to figure out who a horse is inherently, what its ‘horsenality’ is like, to strengthen its weaknesses, to heal its wounds, whether they be physical, mental, or spiritual, to ‘find out what the horse wants to be when it grows up,’ and then to find the perfect person to adopt it. That is our purpose, our privilege and our passion here at the MMSC.”

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They run for us. They make the Bluegrass a unique place to live. Now it's time to run for them.

Run for the Horses is a 5K Trail Run/Walk and Family Obstacle Course. Kids and families welcome! The course is set among the fields, pastures, and trails of the MMSC. Fun family activities will be available both during and after the race, including games, crafts, and food. All proceeds go to raise funds for the care and preparation for second careers and loving new homes for the Thoroughbreds of the MMSC.

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The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center offers two general Internship Positions in the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters for current college students.  To apply, applicants must be college students in good standing with their current University and have a dedicated interest in learning.

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The Makers Mark Secretariat Center will hold its Sips 'N Saddles Summer Cookout June 19, 2015, from 6:00 - 9:00pm at the MMSC, located on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park.
Along with Kentucky Proud barbeque and ice cream, party-goers can enjoy local wines, beers, and Bourbon. Ticket prices go to support our off-track Thoroughbreds in their preparation for a new career. Entertainment will be provided by Mark Wills. The horses will partake in the party as well and demonstrate the new skills they are learning at the MMSC.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE or call 859-246-3080. Email for more information.