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Roscoe Goose House / Golden Goose, 1891-1971

 
 
Roscoe Goose House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Roscoe Goose House Marker
Inscription.  
Roscoe Goose House
Italianate-style home built circa 1891. Owned by jockey Roscoe Goose from 1913 to 1971. Residential development in area thrived due to Churchill Downs. Goose benefited from the growing popularity of horseracing and increasing jockeys' wages. House reflected the rising status of sport. First Louisville native to win the KY Derby.

Golden Goose, 1891-1971
In 1913, Goose rode Donerail to victory with 91-1 odds, biggest longshot winner in Derby history. Goose retired from racing after an accident in 1918. Remained in the thoroughbred industry as a trainer and owner. Mentored young jockeys and opened his home to many. An early inductee to the KY Athletic Hall of Fame, Goose is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2552.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Golden Goose, 1891-1971 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Golden Goose, 1891-1971 Marker
38° 12.345′ N, 85° 45.837′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 3rd Street (State Road 1020) south of Heywood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3012 South 3rd Street, Louisville KY 40208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. ¼ mile away); Churchill Downs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founding of Jefferson Seminary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belknap Campus (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. one mile away); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Roscoe Goose And Donerail: The Longest Odds. Kentucky Educational Television documentary on the 1913 Kentucky Derby winners. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Roscoe Goose House / Golden Goose, 1891-1971 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Roscoe Goose House / Golden Goose, 1891-1971 Marker
Roscoe Goose on Donerail after winning 1913 Kentucky Derby image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Roscoe Goose on Donerail after winning 1913 Kentucky Derby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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