Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1907 - 1999
Yale man Mellon has been in horse racing since his post-graduate days at Cambridge, and he has boarded mares and stood stallions in Kentucky for many years. He is the only owner to have won the English Derby, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Kentucky Derby. Mellon's Great Mill Reef won the first two and Sea Hero won the Kentucky Derby in 1993. Perhaps his greatest contribution has been a style and grace which set an enduring example of sportsmanship.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these Animals • Entertainment • Sports.
Location. 38° 2.523′ N, 84° 29.419′ 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. Leslie Combs II (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth Arden Graham (here, next to this marker); C. V. Whitney (here, next to this marker); Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (a few steps from this marker); George D. Widener (a few steps from this marker); Warren Wright, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); George M. Humphrey (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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 14 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.