A son of Axworthy and Lillian Wilkes, Guy Axworthy was foaled in 1902 and owned by John Shults, Brooklyn, New York. He never showed anything as a racehorse, but obtained a breeder's record of 2:08 3/4 at the age of four when driven by T. W. Murphy. Guy Axworthy was retired to stud in 1908 and was sold to William Bradley, at whose farm he was in service until 1911. Here he sired Lee Axworthy 1:58 1/4. At the age of twelve Guy Axworthy was sent to Jacob Rupert's Hudson River Stock Farm. In 1916 he went to Walnut Hall Farm, Kentucky. He was famous as a 2:00 sire and by the late 1920s he was deemed invaluable. Guy Axworthy died in 1933 and from his last crop came Lord Jim, Hambletonian winner of 1934.
Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals