“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

John W. Galbreath

1897 - 1988

John W. Galbreath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. John W. Galbreath Marker
Inscription. The far-reaching enterprises of John W. Galbreath were sometimes reflected in the names of his horses. Epsom Derby winner Roberto was named for the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, whose team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, was then owned by Galbreath. Bramalea was named for a Canadian town which Galbreath's development firm had built. Beginning as a pre-teen horseradish salesman in his beloved Ohio, Galbreath applied determination, innovation and honesty to a career that shaped the real estate market of Columbus, Ohio, and stretched to the building of skyscrapers such as New York's Mobil Oil Building and Louisville's First National Bank Building. Galbreath developed Darby Dan Farm divisions in Ohio and on Old Frankfort Pike outside Lexington. He was the first to both breed and own a Kentucky Derby winner and Epsom Derby winner. He won the Run for the Roses with Chateaugay and Proud Clarion. Galbreath boarded mares for Queen Elizabeth II and leased the great European horses Ribot and Sea-Bird II to stand as stallions at Darby Dan.
Location. 38° 2.506′ N, 84° 29.392′ 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
John W. Galbreath Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. John W. Galbreath Marker
. 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. Samuel D. Riddle (here, next to this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (here, next to this marker); Sam Hildreth (here, next to this marker); William T. Young (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Harry Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Robert A. Alexander (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson (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 358 times since then and 2 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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