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Hemment v.6 4485 - King James with Groom at John Edward Madden's Owner Trainer Stable.tif
Head shot of the American Thoroughbred King James with groom.

King James, son of Plaudit (1898 Kentucky Derby winner) out of Unsightly, was bred and foaled by John Madden in Kentucky.

Despite a bad stride, he raced through age seven, primarily…

Cook 621 - Starshoot (2).jpg
Conformation shot of the Thoroughbred Star Shoot.

Star Shoot was foaled in Ireland in 1898 and had a promising two-year-old season in Britain. After developing respiratory problems, Star Shoot was brought to the U.S. in 1901. He stood at stud at…

Cook 616 - Hamburg (2).jpg
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Hamburg.

Hamburg, foaled in 1895, was purchased by John Madden in 1896 for $1,200. In his two-year-old season, he won 12 of his 16 starts, earning over $38,000 for Madden.

His overwhelming success led…

Cook 3206 - John Edward Madden Owner Trainer (2).jpg
This is a photograph of John Edward Madden, inductee of both the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.

Madden was a prominent Thoroughbred and Standardbred owner, breeder, and trainer of the late 19th and early 20th…

19 - William Billy Walker Jockey.jpg
This is a digitized daguerreotype of the jockey William 'Billy' Walker.

Billy Walker (1860-1933) was an African-American jockey born near Versailles, Kentucky. He was a leading rider at Churchill Downs in the 1875 and 1876 fall seasons, as well…
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