Col. Phil T. Chinn

Col. Phil T. Chinn (HM13KM)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
Buy Kentucky State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.401'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

1874 - 1962

Col. Phil T. Chinn's place in the history of Thoroughbred racing and breeding would be secure on the facts alone, for he bred, trained, raced, bought, and sold a number of important horses. It was as a character and raconteur, however, that Col. Chinn was best remembered by those who knew him.

Son of Black Jack Chinn, a rough-hewn Kentucky politician, horseman, and brawler, Phil Thompson Chinn was about twelve when he won the Somerset Derby on a family mare. He later headed for the racetrack, aligning himself with individuals highly attuned to utilizing the bookmaking system of betting then legal.

In his prime day, Col. Chinn operated Himyar stud in Kentucky, selling more than $3 million worth of yearlings at Saratoga during the 1920s. He stood the leading sire High Time and bred sixty-four stakes winners, including In Memoriam. Chinn seemed emotionally impervious to the ebb and flow of monetary fortune and was as generous a lender in flush times as he was an imaginative solicitor of funding in dry times.
HM NumberHM13KM
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720261 N 4213428
Decimal Degrees38.04181667, -84.49001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.509', W 84° 29.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.54" N, 84° 29' 24.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 376-378 E Short St, Lexington KY 40507, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?