Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
William Woodward, Sr.
1876 - 1953
Woodward was chairman of The Jockey Club for two decades and was instrumental in having American pedigrees accepted by the English Stud Book. His own horses won numerous classics and the Ascot gold Cup in England, and he collected English sporting art, which is now housed in the Baltimore Art Museum.
After his death, the family was stunned by scandal when son William Jr. was killed by his wife in a cause celebre later fictionalized in The Two Mrs. Grenville. William Jr. had inherited the great horse Nashua from his father. A daughter, Edith Bancroft, later owned the champion Damascus.
Location. 38° 2.517′ N, 84° 29.439′ 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 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. Daniel Swigert (here, next to this marker); John D. Hertz (here, next to this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (here, next to this marker); A. B. Hancock Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Warren Wright, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (a few steps from this marker); George M. Humphrey (a few steps from this marker); James R. Keene (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 55 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.