Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel D. Riddle
1861 - 1951
Man o' War had been offered for sale by his breeder, August Belmont II, because of Belmont's acceptance at 65 of a commission to go abroad as part of the World War I effort. Belmont left another mark on American culture as chief financier of the original New York subway system.
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Location. 38° 2.503′ N, 84° 29.394′ 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. John W. Galbreath (here, next to this marker); Sam Hildreth (here, next to this marker); Andrew Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Harry Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); William T. Young (a few steps from this marker); Robert A. Alexander (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 408 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. 2. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.