Horses

A daily look at the countries, culture and cuisine

Country of the day: Argentina

Capital: Buenos Aires

Official language: Spanish

Government: Republic

Population: 40,518,951

Time: One hour behind Lexington

Fast facts: Argentina — derived from the Latin word for silver, argentum — is known as the Land of Silver. At 22,800 feet, the Andes Mountains peak of Mount Aconcagua is the tallest in the Americas.

WEG athletes: 13 are competing in four disciplines.

Souvenir of the day

The official Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games poster by LeRoy Neiman: $50 for the 24- by 30-inch poster; $24 for a set of eight note cards and envelopes; $3.50 for a postcard.

Food of the day

Kern's Kitchens of Louisville is offering a three-ounce tart version of its chocolate nut Derby Pie. It sells for $5.50 and includes plenty of ingredients to propel the most worn-out walker across the Horse Park: cocoa butter, eggs, sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

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