Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1904 - 1977
Crosby and partner Lin Howard raced as Binglin stable and won the 1943 Suburban Handicap with the aptly named Don Bingo. Crosby typified Hollywood's interest in racing: Fred Astaire won the Hollywood Gold Cup with Triplicate in 1946; Harry James, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Jack Klugman ran horses in the Kentucky Derby, and Gregory Peck once had a starter in the Grand National. Other celebrities to own Thoroughbreds include Elizabeth Taylor, John Forsythe, Lou Costello, John Houston, Louie B. Mayer, Don Ameche, Telly Savalas, and Ronald Reagan.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals Entertainment • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list.
Location. 38° 2.506′ N, 84° 29.448′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Located in Thoroughbred Park (Triangle Park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Warner L. Jones Jr. (here, next to this marker); E. P. Taylor (here, next to this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (a few steps from this marker); James R. Keene (a few steps from this marker); Sheikh Mohammed (a few steps from this marker); August Belmont II (a few steps from this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .
1. Thoroughbred Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
2. Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques (Submitted on August 19, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.