Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
William Woodward, Sr.
1876 - 1953
Woodward was chairman of The Jockey Club for two decades and was instrumental in having American pedigrees accepted by the English Stud Book. His own horses won numerous classics and the Ascot gold Cup in England, and he collected English sporting art, which is now housed in the Baltimore Art Museum.
After his death, the family was stunned by scandal when son William Jr. was killed by his wife in a cause celebre later fictionalized in The Two Mrs. Grenville. William Jr. had inherited the great horse Nashua from his father. A daughter, Edith Bancroft, later owned the champion Damascus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainment • Sports.
Location. 38° 2.517′ 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. Daniel Swigert (here, next to this marker); John D. Hertz (here, next to this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (here, next to this marker); A. B. Hancock Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Warren Wright, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (a few steps from this marker); George M. Humphrey (a few steps from this marker); James R. Keene (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 40 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.