• In this April 6, 2011 file photo, a tour group pauses in front of a statue of Seattle Slew during a tour of Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky’s scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state’s contributions to the good life - Kentucky’s bourbon whiskey distilleries - in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base. Taking cues from the overwhelming success of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, they hope to develop a thoroughbred trail with a more coordinated outreach to fans. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

    Ky. bourbon trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

    MIDWAY, Ky. (AP) — Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky’s scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state’s contributions to the good life — bourbon whiskey distilleries — in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base.