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Breyer adds Lexington's blue horse

The Breyer model of Big Lex, the mascot of Lexington.
The Breyer model of Big Lex, the mascot of Lexington.

Breyer, makers of popular model horses, is adding "Big Lex," Lexington's blue horse mascot, to its lineup.

The hand-decorated 5-inch model is based on the oil painting by equine artist Edward Troye and stands on a base of painted Kentucky bluegrass.

"Lexington, Ky., has been the home of BreyerFest for 21 years, so it's fitting that Breyer would create the official model horse of Lexington, Big Lex," said Stephanie Macejko, Breyer spokeswoman. "As an official sponsor and the creators of the official model horse of the 2010 (Alltech FEI World Equestrian) Games, we are especially pleased to strengthen our connection with the city of Lexington in this important year."

The Big Lex model horse will be available beginning at BreyerFest, July 23 to 25 at Kentucky Horse Park.

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