HRM Queen Elizabeth II

HRM Queen Elizabeth II (HM13KI)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.513', W 84° 29.405'

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1926 -

The English Royal family has been instrumental in Thoroughbred racing through many successions, and no monarch has been more knowledgeable about the sport that Queen Elizabeth II. There was a Royal Stud farm in the time of Henry VIII, and with Charles II, the term Sport of Kings took on new meaning, for the king was so fond of racing that he personally rode in match races. Queen Victoria's son, the Prince of Wales (afterward Edward VII), lent additional prestige to racing in the latter 19th and early 20th century with his Epsom Derby winners Persimmon, Diamond Jubilee, and Minoru.

Both King George V and King George VI were also active in breeding and racing. The year of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, 1953, her Aureole was second in the Epsom Derby and she subsequently raced the winners of each of the other four English classic races. Queen Elizabeth II generally boards a portion of her broodmare band in Kentucky and she has visited the Bluegrass on occasion as a guest at Lane's End Farm.
HM NumberHM13KI
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720255 N 4213436
Decimal Degrees38.04188333, -84.49008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.513', W 84° 29.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.78" N, 84° 29' 24.30" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 374-376 E Short St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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