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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner

 
 
An Early Derby Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. An Early Derby Winner Marker
Inscription.  
An Early Derby Winner

Leonatus, the 1883 Kentucky Derby winner, owned by Col. Jack Chinn and George Morgan, at old Leonatus Farm, 7 mi. east, in Mercer Co. By Longfellow, out of Semper Felix, by *Phaeton, as a three-year-old, within a period of 49 days, won ten stakes races. All these races were in Kentucky and Illinois. He was retired to Runnymede Stud, Paris, Kentucky.

Another Derby Winner

George Smith, 1916 Kentucky Derby winner, was bred by Christopher "Kit" Chinn and Fred Forsythe. Foaled at Fountainblue Stud, 5 mi. north, in Mercer Co. This colt, by *Out of Reach, out of *Consuelo II, won considerable money for that time, $42,884 in 31 starts. Besides the Derby, won 10 other stakes between 1915-1918, most in Maryland and Canada.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1295.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
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37° 45.319′ N, 84° 50.828′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Linden Avenue north of Fairground Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graham Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mercer County Fair and Horse Show (about 400 feet away); Dedman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); VanArsdall / Sale House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabler House (approx. ¼ mile away); Poteet House (approx. ¼ mile away); G. A. Curry House (approx. ¼ mile away); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner Marker
An Early Derby Winner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
3. An Early Derby Winner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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