John W. Galbreath

John W. Galbreath (HM13KT)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.506', W 84° 29.392'

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1897 - 1988

The far-reaching enterprises of John W. Galbreath were sometimes reflected in the names of his horses. Epsom Derby winner Roberto was named for the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, whose team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, was then owned by Galbreath. Bramalea was named for a Canadian town which Galbreath's development firm had built. Beginning as a pre-teen horseradish salesman in his beloved Ohio, Galbreath applied determination, innovation and honesty to a career that shaped the real estate market of Columbus, Ohio, and stretched to the building of skyscrapers such as New York's Mobil Oil Building and Louisville's First National Bank Building. Galbreath developed Darby Dan Farm divisions in Ohio and on Old Frankfort Pike outside Lexington. He was the first to both breed and own a Kentucky Derby winner and Epsom Derby winner. He won the Run for the Roses with Chateaugay and Proud Clarion. Galbreath boarded mares for Queen Elizabeth II and leased the great European horses Ribot and Sea-Bird II to stand as stallions at Darby Dan.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720275 N 4213423
Decimal Degrees38.04176667, -84.48986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.506', W 84° 29.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.36" N, 84° 29' 23.52" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US
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