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

HRM Queen Elizabeth II

1926 -

 
 
HRM Queen Elizabeth II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. HRM Queen Elizabeth II Marker
Inscription. The English Royal family has been instrumental in Thoroughbred racing through many successions, and no monarch has been more knowledgeable about the sport that Queen Elizabeth II. There was a Royal Stud farm in the time of Henry VIII, and with Charles II, the term Sport of Kings took on new meaning, for the king was so fond of racing that he personally rode in match races. Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales (afterward Edward VII), lent additional prestige to racing in the latter 19th and early 20th century with his Epsom Derby winners Persimmon, Diamond Jubilee, and Minoru.

Both King George V and King George VI were also active in breeding and racing. The year of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, 1953, her Aureole was second in the Epsom Derby and she subsequently raced the winners of each of the other four English classic races. Queen Elizabeth II generally boards a portion of her broodmare band in Kentucky and she has visited the Bluegrass on occasion as a guest at Lane's End Farm.
 
Location. 38° 2.513′ N, 84° 29.405′ 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. Touch for map. Located
HRM Queen Elizabeth II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. HRM Queen Elizabeth II Marker
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. Ogden Phipps (here, next to this marker); Allen Paulson (here, next to this marker); Lucille Parker Markey (here, next to this marker); Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (a few steps from this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn (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); Harry Payne Whitney (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 333 times since then and 21 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.
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