A daily look at the countries, culture and cuisine

October 4, 2010 

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    A daily look at the countries, culture and cuisine of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games:

Country of the day: Qatar

Capital: Doha

Official language: Arabic

Government: Emirate

Population: 1.696 million

Time: Seven hours ahead of Lexington

Fast facts: Doha was host city for the World Indoor Track and Field Championships last winter. Summer temperatures often top 120 degrees.

WEG athletes: 11 are competing in two disciplines.

Food of the day

Cynthia Flint held a tasting tray, or flight, of the best-selling bourbons at The Kentucky Experience.

Cost: $8-$10 for a flight of three

Souvenir of the day

A tiny pair of black riding boots with Lexington, Ky., 2010 written in gold on the heels. The boots can be personalized with a name or monogram while you wait. Can be used as a tree ornament or pen holder. It's offered by Clay Chick Ceramics at the Trade Show. Cost: $15

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