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

Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps

1883 - 1970

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps Marker
Inscription. An early investor with Andrew Carnegie was Henry Phipps, whose son, Henry Carnegie Phipps, married Gladys Livingston Mills. Mills' ancestors had signed the Declaration of Independence and handled the Louisiana Purchase. As Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, the former Gladys Mills launched a stable with her brother, Secretary of the Treasury Ogden Mills. Her twin sister, Beatrice Lady Granard, raced horses in Europe in partnership with Lord Derby. Mrs. Phipps raced in the name of Wheatley Stable from the 1920s until her death in 1970. She bred Seabiscuit, which was sold to a California horseman and later was the subject of a motion picture. Among the Wheatley champions was Bold Ruler, eight times America's leading stallion and the sire of Secretariat. Bold Ruler and the Phipps mares were stabled at Claiborne Farm, Paris, Ky. Mrs. Phipps' son, Ogden Phipps, launched his own stable in the 1930s and his champions include Buckpasser, Easy Goer, and the unbeaten Personal Ensign. Ogden Phipps and his son, Ogden Mills Phipps, each became chairman of The Jockey Club.
 
Location. 38° 2.508′ N, 84° 29.399′ 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
Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps Marker
right when traveling 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. Capt. Harry Guggenheim ( here, next to this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn ( here, next to this marker); Harry Payne Whitney ( here, next to this marker); Allen Paulson ( a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath ( a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson ( a few steps from this marker); Samuel D. Riddle ( a few steps from this marker); Ogden Phipps ( 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 373 times since then and 27 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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