Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Capt. Harry Guggenheim
1890 - 1971
Capt. Guggenheim bought his first horses in 1934 and raced as Cain Hoy Stable, named for his plantation in South Carolina. He bought Dark Star as a yearling for $6,500.00 at Keeneland in 1951, and two years later the colt defeated the great Native Dancer in the Kentucky Dirby. Guggenheim's champions included Never Bend, Ack Ack, and Bald Eagle, all of which he bred and owned, and Cain Hoy Stable was North America's leading owner of 1959.
Topics. Animals • Entertainment • Sports.
Location. 38° 2.509′ N, 84° 29.397′ 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. Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (here, next to this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (here, next to this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn (here, next to this marker); Allen Paulson (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Ogden Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Samuel D. Riddle (a few steps from this marker); HRM Queen Elizabeth II (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 403 times since then and 10 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.