Hal Price Headley

Hal Price Headley (HM13LH)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.498', W 84° 29.437'

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1888 - 1962

Hal Price Headley embodied the image of the Bluegrass horseman. He was sophisticated in business, but always a man of agriculture, raising tobacco as well as Thoroughbreds. His lasting legacy to Lexington was his instrumental role in formation of Keeneland Race course, which since the 1930s has typified the best traditions of the sport of Thoroughbred racing. He was president of Keeneland for some 15 years, after which son-in-law Louis Lee Haggin II took the reins. Succeeding generations continued the family's involvement and contribution to racing, among them a daughter, Mrs. Alice Chandler, owner of Mill Ridge Farm and breeder of the English Derby winner Sir Ivor.

Headley was the son of Lexington horseman Hal Petit Headley and launched his own career while a teenager, buying the mare Tweedledum with $420 he hadborrowed from his grandfather. Later, he was first president of the Thoroughbred Horse Association and of the American Thoroughbred Breeders' Association. Headley was the first owner to win 100 races at Keeneland and his best runners included Alcibiades and Menow.
HM NumberHM13LH
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720209 N 4213407
Decimal Degrees38.04163333, -84.49061667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.498', W 84° 29.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 29.88" N, 84° 29' 26.22" 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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