John E. Madden

John E. Madden (HM13LE)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.5', W 84° 29.419'

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1856 - 1929

John E. Madden named Hamburg Place, outside Lexington, for Hamburg, one of his many champion race horses. He proceeded to breed five Kentucky derby winners on the farm: Old Rosebud, Sir Barton, Paul Jones, Zev and Flying Ebony. Sir Barton also won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1919, becoming American racing's first Triple Crown Winner. A grandson of Madden's Preston Madden, took over operation of the farm and added to its history by breeding the 1987 Derby and Preakness winner, Alysheba.

Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, John E. Madden earned enough via his physical prowess as boxer, oarsman, etc., to buy his first horses. A line of Irish horsemen and veterinarians were in his heritage and he became known as one of the few individuals to succeed as breeder, owner and trainer of both running horses and trotting horses.

Madden led America's breeders in races won annually from 1917 to 1927 and in earnings from 1917 to 1923. His methods of raising horses were widely imitated, and he further served the sport by helping attract such owners as W. C. and H. P. Whitney and Samuel D. Riddle.
HM NumberHM13LE
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720235 N 4213411
Decimal Degrees38.04166667, -84.49031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.5', W 84° 29.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.00" N, 84° 29' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US
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