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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Elisha Warfield

1781 - 1859

 
 
Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker
Inscription. His name having wafted down through history as The Father of the Kentucky Turf, Dr. Elisha Warfield had the overriding distinction of having been the breeder of the stallion Lexington. Depicted elsewhere in this park, Lexington was a bellwether individual among 18th Century American Thoroughbreds. A champion on the race track, first racing for Dr. Warfield and afterward for new owner Richard Ten Broeck, Lexington proceeded to lead the national list of sires a record 16 times. Dr. Warfield's family had come to Kentucky from Maryland and settled in Lexington when he was a child. He received a medical degree from Transylvania University in this city and before he was 30 had become a professor of surgery. He was a race horse owner as well by that time, and his blue and white silks were seen in Kentucky racing for more than a half-century. He was among charter members and a trustee of the Kentucky Association, which constructed a track in downtown Lexington in 1828. Racing was held at the track until its demise more than a century later, in 1933.
 
Location. 38° 2.51′ N, 84° 29.443′ 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
Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker
Warfield marker is on the left side of walkway.
west. Touch for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James R. Keene (here, next to this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (here, next to this marker); Warner L. Jones Jr. (here, next to this marker); Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Bing Crosby (a few steps from this marker); William Woodward, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Swigert (a few steps from this marker); E. P. Taylor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kentucky's Thoroughbred Tradition. (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
2. Triangle Park - Thoroughbred Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
3. 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.) 
 
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Thoroughbred Park - Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
3. Thoroughbred Park - Dr. Elisha Warfield Marker
Thoroughbred Park - "Lexington" image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
4. Thoroughbred Park - "Lexington"
Thoroughbred Park image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
5. Thoroughbred Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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