Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
John E. Madden
1856 - 1929
Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, John E. Madden earned enough via his physical prowess as boxer, oarsman, etc., to buy his first horses. A line of Irish horsemen and veterinarians were in his heritage and he became known as one of the few individuals to succeed as breeder, owner and trainer of both running horses and trotting horses.
Madden led America's breeders in races won annually from 1917 to 1927 and in earnings from 1917 to 1923. His methods of raising horses were widely imitated, and he further served the sport by helping attract such owners as W. C. and H. P. Whitney and Samuel D. Riddle.
Topics. This historical marker is Animals • Entertainment • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 38° 2.5′ 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. John Hay Whitney (a few steps from this marker); James Ben Ali Haggin (a few steps from this marker); Col. E. R. Bradley (a few steps from this marker); Henry Clay (a few steps from this marker); Hal Price Headley (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Paulson (within shouting distance of this marker); HRM Queen Elizabeth II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.