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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


Edward Troye

Renowned equine painter Edward Troye lived in the Bluegrass and painted all of the famous Thoroughbreds of his time, as well as other stock animals. Active before the age of photography, his extraordinary equine portraits serve as a record of the country's early leading sires and mares. Accuracy was very important to Troye's clients, and his attention to detail is evident throughout his work. He painted the great Lexington at least a dozen times.


Edward Troye emigrated to America in 1831. He traveled the southern and eastern United States, living in Alabama while teaching French and drawing at Spring Hill College, and settling in Georgetown, Kentucky for many years. Edward Troye is buried in the Georgetown Cemetery.


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