Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Robert A. Alexander
1819 - 1867
Lexington had been bred by Dr. Elisha Warfield, and raced under the name of Darley. Ten Broeck and partners bought him and changed his name for the horse to represent Kentucky in the Great Post Stakes in Louisiana. Lexington won that event and lost only once in two years of competition. At the time Alexander bought Lexington, he was chided for spending as much as $15,000 for a nearly-blind, unproven stallion. He vowed that one day he would sell a son of the horse for a higher price. With the sale of the great horse Kentucky, for $15,001, he made good his vow.
Location. 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. William T. Young (here, next to this marker); Sam Hildreth (here, next to this marker); Lexington (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); William S. Farish (a few steps from this marker); John S. Knight (a few steps from this marker); Samuel D. Riddle (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 353 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.