Lexington, Kentucky

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Lexington (officially Lexington-Fayette Urban County) is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the United States. Known as the "Thoroughbred City" and the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region. In 2009 the city's population was estimated at 296,545[1] anchoring a metropolitan area of 470,849 people[2] and a Combined Statistical Area of 688,707 people.[3]

Lexington ranks seventh among U.S. cities in college education rate, with 49.5% of residents having at least a Bachelor's Degree.[4] It is home to the headquarters of Lexmark International, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland race course, Red Mile race course, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

Lexington was selected as the site of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games.[5]

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