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Good Question:Who decides where the Horse Mania horses go?

Lexington is the so called Horse Capital and recently dozens of the artistic version of the animal have galloped into downtown.

Good Question: John in Lexington: I'm happy to see Horse Mania back! Who decides where the horses go?

Its been ten years since we've seen a fresh new batch of horse sculptures in downtown.

It seems every where you look in Lexington you can find one.

"People have been asking for Horse Mania to come back even before the games were announced," said Jim Clark President and CEO of LexArts.

There are 82 sculptures total, all them with their own unique design and personality.

The horses are in parks, on street corners, but how do they find their home?

"When sponsors signed up for this they were given the choice of either having the horse in front of the business or they could allow the steering committee to place them," says Clark.

Clark says most sponsors don't really care, they just want them to be visible, and that they are!

"We try to do it downtown or cluster them in downtown so that people would have a nice walking tour," says Clark.

These horses aren't just for looks, they will bring in big bucks for charity when they are auctioned off later this year.

"Well last time we did this in 2000 it was about $330,000 that went to a variety of charities," says Clark.

The Horse Mania horses will be on display until October and then in December they will be auctioned off for charity.


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