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66 winter 2015 visitors are welcome to tour several horse farms, including one for retired champions and their brethren. But the year-round champion of equine attrac- tions has to be the Kentucky Horse Park, a 1,224-acre horse "theme park" that's home to 42 breeds. For Robert Bratton, M.D., a top-of- the-list family activity starts at the horse park on a Sunday afternoon. "You get a big bucket of chicken and a blanket, and you go out and watch them play polo," he says. For the park itself, that's only the beginning. Among visitor attrac- tions are daily presentations of several breeds, horse-drawn tours and carriage rides, horseback and pony rides, three museums, an art gallery, the Hall of Champions Barn, steeplechase events, cross-country competitions and special - ized breed shows. Bratton, who practices urgent care and family medicine, is chief medi- cal offcer at the Lexington Clinic, Central Kentucky's oldest and largest group practice, with more than 30 area locations and some 225 primary and specialty care providers. A Lexington native, Bratton earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, then moved on to Rochester, Minnesota, for his Mayo Clinic residency, then to Jacksonville, Florida, for 14 years. Then the Mayo leadership tapped him to chair the fa m i ly med ic i ne department at its Scottsdale, Arizona, location. He's been b a ck on " home ground" since 2008. "As you grow older," he says, "you appreciate your family and your hometown. So when this job became available, I applied for the posi- tion, and from there I was coming back to Lexington." "It has been a good move for my • Dermatology • Emergency Medicine • Endocrinology • Hospitalists • Neurology • Obstetrics & Gynecology • Pathology • Physiatry • Psychology • Urology • Vascular Surgery Mayo Clinic Care Network Member PIKEVILLE, KY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: 606-218-4915 Pikeville Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer For more information, contact: Physician Recruitment Lexington, Ky. Continued from previous page Live & Practice Family friendly cities Keeneland Race Track (above and right) is where Thoroughbreds come to both race and go to auction. Its sales have included 83 Breeders' Cup World Championship and 19 Kentucky Derby winners. Photos by David Ohmer

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