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Woody Stephens and Forty Niner

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Woody Stephens and Forty Niner Marker
Inscription.  Born Woodford Cefis Stephens in Powell County near Stanton on Sept. 1, 1913. Woody rose to become one of the most talked about, most honored, and winningest race horse trainer’s in thoroughbred history. Major events in Woody’s life; voted into the Hall of Fame 1976, trained six eclipse award winners 1979-1984, only trainer to win five consecutive Belmont Stakes 1982-1986, winner of two Kentucky Derbies 1974-1984, winner of five Kentucky Oaks 1959-60-63-78-81, winner of Preakness 1952.

This sculpture sponsored by: Powell Countians; Bob Ovington, Joe Bowen, Forest Meadows; Race Horse Owners; Seth Hancock, Mrs. Elizabeth Moran, Henry De Kwiatkowski, Bob Kirkham, Jim Ryan, August Belmont, Russell Reineman, Jeannie Unruh, Corporations; Claiborne Farm, Bob’s Food Service
 
Location. 37° 51.186′ N, 83° 51.564′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Kentucky, in Powell County. Marker is on Court Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Powell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton KY 40380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1852 (here,
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Woody Stephens and Forty Niner Marker
next to this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Collecting Red River's History (approx. 3.4 miles away); Clay City Timber Industry / Early Iron Works (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fitchburg Furnace (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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