1890 - 1970Among modern political figures involved in Thoroughbred racing have been national Treasury Secretaries George M. Humphrey, william Simon, and Nicholas Brady. Humphrey joined President Eisenhower's Cabinet in 1953, after a vigorous business career which included the restructuring of M. A. Hanna Co., formulation of National Steel Company, and working of a remote iron ore source along the Labrador-Quebec border. Humphrey had been a breeder and owner of saddle and harness horses, and later established a thoroughbred broodmare band. after resigning his government post in 1957, he purchased Whileaway Farm in Lexington as well as a number of distinguished broodmares such as Levee and Searching. Humphreys' daughter, Mrs. Pamela Firman, also became a major owner, and a grandson, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., acquired Shawnee Farm in Harrodsburg. Mr. and Mrs. G. Watts Humphrey Jr. achieved a unique double, he as co-breeder of Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche and Mrs. Humphrey as the breeder of Genuine Risk, second filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720212 N 4213451|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04203333, -84.49056667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.522', W 84° 29.434'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 31.32" N, 84° 29' 26.04" W|
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