1819 - 1867Robert A. Alexander established the 2,000-acre Woodburn Stud in Woodford County, in part with the inheritance left by an uncle in Scotland. By creating a commercial breeding operation, Alexander introduced a degree of professionalist to breeding horses that was instrumental in Kentucky's surpassing Tennessee as the center of the American Thoroughbred. Woodburn auctions produced four Kentucky derby winners and 10 Belmont Stakes winners. In 1855, Alexander purchased the young stallion Lexington from Richard Ten Broeck. Standing at Woodburn, Lexington became America's leading sire for 16 years and the success of his progeny spanned both Ante Bellum and post-Civil War eras. He was a pivotal link in the development of the American race horse.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720285 N 4213420|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04173333, -84.48975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.504', W 84° 29.385'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 30.24" N, 84° 29' 23.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US|
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