Title

Guy Axworthy

Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

1938

Sex of the horse

Stallion

Sire

Axworthy

Dam

Lillian Wilkes by Guy Wilkes

Stable/ Owner

Walnut Hall Farm

Stable/Owner Location

Lexington, Kentucky

Description

Guy Axworthy, 1902-1933. Black and white photograph of the life-size bronze statue of Harness Racing Hall of Fame stallion Guy Axworthy near the cemetery entrance at Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, Kentucky. Born into the stables of John Shults of Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1902, by Axworthy out of Lillian Wilks by Guy Wilks, Guy Axworthy failed to turn in a stellar racing career but once retired to stud in 1908, Guy Axworthy proved to be a sire of so many futurity winners, his bloodline nearly dominated the field. According to race cards in the Guy Kendall collection, starting in 1924 through 1938, Guy Axworthy is noted as siring approximately 41 horses housed in stables throughout New England. In 1916, Guy Axworthy was acquired by Walnut Hall Farm where he spent the balance of his life as a prized stud. He died at the farm in 1933. Movie footage of the September 23, 1934 unveiling of the statue is available in the University of South Carolina archives: http://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A26506

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, New England harness racing, Maine harness racing, horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, 1938a album

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