Lexington

Lexington (HM1C2K)

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

N 38° 2.966', W 84° 30.019'

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1850-1875

Obverse

Famous thoroughbred stallion bred by Elisha Warfield, "father of Ky. Turf." One of the first major stallions in the area, helped center US breeding industry in Ky. Stood at Robert Alexander's Woodburn Farm. Farm fell victim to Morgan's Raiders during Civil War, and Lexington was sent to Illinois to escape capture.

Reverse

Fastest horse of his time and greatest sire of his day. Produced more champion offspring than any other stallion. Led US sire list for 16 years, a record that still holds today. Grandsire of Aristides, first Ky. Derby winner. Inducted into National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame 1955.
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HM NumberHM1C2K
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2285
Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719334 N 4214249
Decimal Degrees38.04943333, -84.50031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.966', W 84° 30.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 57.96" N, 84° 30' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 W Main St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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