Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock records

Abstract

The Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock records include articles of incorporation, board meeting minutes, deeds, subscription lists, race meet schedules, purses, nominations for races, and rules and regulations for the operation of the track.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock records
Extent
0.8 Cubic feet
Subjects
Articles of incorporation.
Horse racing--Kentucky.
Horsemen and horsewomen.
Horses--Breeding--Kentucky.
Schedules.
Thoroughbred horse.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Alison Sperry
Preferred Citation
58m17 : [Identification of item], Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock records, 1828-1935, Bulk 1828-1869, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock was formed in 1826 to promote the breeding and racing of Thoroughbred horses in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. It began holding racing meets in the fall of 1826 and constructed a track in Lexington, Ky., in 1828. Races were held, with only a few interruptions, until 1933. After the demise of the Kentucky Association, the Keeneland Association was formed in 1935 and built a new racetrack, then six miles from the Lexington city limits.
Scope and Content
The Kentucky Association for the Improvement of the Breeds of Stock records include articles of incorporation, board meeting minutes, deeds, subscription lists, race meet schedules, purses, nominations for races, and rules and regulations for the operation of the track. There are also pedigree records for stock and records of stock purchased from the Shakers at Pleasant Hill, Ky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Blank Membership Cards, undated

  • Box 2, Item 6
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Ticket Puncher, undated

  • Box 2, Item 7
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Papers, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Payment slips and financial papers, 1828-1835

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Deeds, 1829-1836

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Stock Certificates, 1829-1837

  • Box 2, Folder 13
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Payment slips and financial papers, 1836-1837

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Receipts, circa 1838

  • Box 2, Folder 11
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Payment slips and financial papers, 1838

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence and records, 1839

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Receipts, 1839-1840

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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Pedigrees, 1839-1857

  • Box 2, Folder 10
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Stock Receipts, 1839-1861

  • Box 2, Folder 14
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Payment slips and financial papers, 1840-1841

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Membership lists and financial papers, circa 1842 January-May

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Correspondence regarding race entries, 1842 June-December

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Correspondence regarding race entries, 1843 January-May

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Correspondence and payment slips, 1843 June-December

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Payment slips and financial papers, 1844-1849

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Correspondence to Edward Eagle, 1850-1851

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1853-1857

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Correspondence, 1858-1859

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Correspondence and meeting minutes, 1860-1869

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Kentucky Association notice, 1890 May 4

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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