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Published: May 28, 2009 6:38 am ET

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As of Wednesday, Elvis fans will get to see more of the King's Graceland estate following a decision by Priscilla Presley to open up the stables to visitors with the star attraction being a standardbred.

"It really was the last place on the property where Graceland still felt like home to me," says Priscilla Presley, who will lead the inaugural Elvis Presley's Stable Tour at Graceland ($8-$15, details at "But it's for the greater good."

The star attraction of the eight-stall stable is Max Of Maine, a three-year-old standardbred from that state who was going to be euthanized. Another is Sun's Reflection, a distant cousin of Rising Sun, the Golden Palomino Elvis bought for himself shortly after giving his then-wife a horse for Christmas in 1966.

"Everyone knows Elvis and his music, his films, his charities, but I felt they didn't know much about his true pastime," Priscilla says. "Elvis was happiest when riding horses." It's the first new area opened at the estate since 1998, when his parents' bedroom was made public.

(With files from AP)

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