“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Isabel Dodge Sloane

1897 - 1962

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By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Isabel Dodge Sloane Marker
Inscription.  Thoroughbred racing for many years has been graced by the participation of distinguished ladies. The first lady to top the list of money-winning owners in a given year was Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloane, whose Brookmeade Stable earned $251,138 in 1934. Mrs. Sloane was a daughter of the founder of Dodge Motor Company, which in 1926 was purchased by a bank syndicate for $146 million. Mrs. Sloane's half-sister, Mrs. Fred Van Lennep, owned the great show horse champion Wing Commander. Beginning with her first purchase of a Thoroughbred in 1924, Mrs. Sloane built her Brookmeade Stable through astute yearling purchases which eventually supported her breeding operation. Brookmeade led the owner list again in 1951, the stable by then made up of horses she had bred. Mrs. Sloane won the Kentucky Derby with Cavalcade and the Preakness with High Quest in 1934 and won another Preakness with Bold in 1951. Near the end of her career she bred and raced perhaps her best horse, Sword Dancer, winner of the Belmont stakes and Horse of the Year in 1959.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
Isabel Dodge Sloane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. Isabel Dodge Sloane Marker
Location. 38° 2.513′ N, 84° 29.439′ 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. 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. James R. Keene (here, next to this marker); Daniel Swigert (here, next to this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (here, next to this marker); William Woodward, Sr. (here, next to this marker); John D. Hertz (a few steps from this marker); Warner L. Jones Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); A. B. Hancock Sr. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .  Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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