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

John E. Madden

1856 - 1929

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. John E. Madden Marker
Inscription. John E. Madden named Hamburg Place, outside Lexington, for Hamburg, one of his many champion race horses. He proceeded to breed five Kentucky derby winners on the farm: Old Rosebud, Sir Barton, Paul Jones, Zev and Flying Ebony. Sir Barton also won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1919, becoming American racing's first Triple Crown Winner. A grandson of Madden's Preston Madden, took over operation of the farm and added to its history by breeding the 1987 Derby and Preakness winner, Alysheba.

Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, John E. Madden earned enough via his physical prowess as boxer, oarsman, etc., to buy his first horses. A line of Irish horsemen and veterinarians were in his heritage and he became known as one of the few individuals to succeed as breeder, owner and trainer of both running horses and trotting horses.

Madden led America's breeders in races won annually from 1917 to 1927 and in earnings from 1917 to 1923. His methods of raising horses were widely imitated, and he further served the sport by helping attract such owners as W. C. and H. P. Whitney and Samuel D. Riddle.
 
Location. 38° 2.5′ N, 84° 29.419′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. John E. Madden Marker
Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the 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. John Hay Whitney ( a few steps from this marker); James Ben Ali Haggin ( a few steps from this marker); Col. E. R. Bradley ( a few steps from this marker); Henry Clay ( a few steps from this marker); Hal Price Headley ( within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson ( within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Paulson ( within shouting distance of this marker); HRM Queen Elizabeth II ( within shouting distance of 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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John E. Madden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
3. John E. Madden Marker
John E. Madden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
4. John E. Madden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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