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

Artistides

 
 
Artistides Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 9, 2014
1. Artistides Marker (Obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse) In May 1875, an estimated 10,000 racing fans watched the first running of the Kentucky Derby. Among the field of fifteen thoroughbreds, Aristides, the “little red horse,” won the mile-and-one-half race. Oliver Lewis, a nineteen-year-old African American jockey, rode Aristides to his unexpected victory.
Class of 2011

(Reverse) Aristides was born on Hal Price McGrath’s farm, McGrathiana. The colt was trained by Ansel Williamson, who was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1998. After several changes in ownership, McGrathiana is now part of the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus.
Class of 2011
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society / Class of 2011. (Marker Number 2381.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 5.868′ N, 84° 29.929′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from McGrathians Pky.. Touch for map. Coldstream Research Park by the Legacy Trail, Lexington. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1670 McGrathians Pky., Lexington KY 40511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this

Artistides Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 9, 2014
2. Artistides Marker (Reverse)
marker, measured as the crow flies. Coldstream Farm (approx. ľ mile away); Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eastern State Hospital (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lexington Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Vertner Woodson Tandy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lexington Historic Distillery District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Breckinridge's Last Home (approx. 3.2 miles away); Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a little harder to find, but I did looking for another. If you come off I 75 going south on Newtown Pike, take a right onto Aristides Blvd. at the Embassy Suites Lexington. Go to end of street or McGrathians Pky. turn right and follow pky. to parking area at walking trail. Marker is just across the walking trail.
 
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Artistides Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, April 9, 2014
3. Artistides Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2014, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2014, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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