1894 - 1981Adjacent to this park is the building of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of the large Knight-Ridder chain of newspapers. Both Messrs. Knight and Ridder were longtime owners and breeders of racehorses. John S. Knight started with the Akron Beacon Journal after World War I and built a chain of papers including such major markets as Miami, Detroit, and Chicago. He personally authored a series that won one of his papers' twenty-six Pulitzer Prizes. He and Marshall Field began a racing partnership named Fourth Estate Stable, which Knight later carried on by himself. His best horses also had journalistic names, such as War Censor, Editorialist, Copy Chief, and Journalist. His son, Landon Knight, owned the 1977 English Derby winner, Benny the Dip, which was then sent to stud at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky.
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720293 N 4213429|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04181667, -84.48965000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.379'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 30.54" N, 84° 29' 22.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US|
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