Col. Phil T. Chinn

Col. Phil T. Chinn (HM13KM)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.401'

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1874 - 1962

Col. Phil T. Chinn's place in the history of Thoroughbred racing and breeding would be secure on the facts alone, for he bred, trained, raced, bought, and sold a number of important horses. It was as a character and raconteur, however, that Col. Chinn was best remembered by those who knew him.

Son of Black Jack Chinn, a rough-hewn Kentucky politician, horseman, and brawler, Phil Thompson Chinn was about twelve when he won the Somerset Derby on a family mare. He later headed for the racetrack, aligning himself with individuals highly attuned to utilizing the bookmaking system of betting then legal.

In his prime day, Col. Chinn operated Himyar stud in Kentucky, selling more than $3 million worth of yearlings at Saratoga during the 1920s. He stood the leading sire High Time and bred sixty-four stakes winners, including In Memoriam. Chinn seemed emotionally impervious to the ebb and flow of monetary fortune and was as generous a lender in flush times as he was an imaginative solicitor of funding in dry times.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720261 N 4213428
Decimal Degrees38.04181667, -84.49001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.54" N, 84° 29' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 376-378 E Short St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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