Hall of Fame

 



lee axworthy

Year of Birth: 
1911
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1955
Year of Death: 
1918
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,T1:58 1/4
Sire: 
Guy Axworthy
Dam: 
Gaiety Lee
Sire of Dam: 
Bingen
Biography: 

Foaled in 1911, Lee Axworthy was by Guy Axworthy-Gaiety Lee. He was bred by William Bradley, Ardmaer Farm, Raritan, New Jersey and bought at the Old Glory Sale in New York by Walter Cox for $510. After disappointments, Cox sold Lee Axworthy to the Pastime Stable of Cleveland, Ohio. W. J. Andrews trained him with great success and upon Andrews' illness in 1916, Ben White raced him. In 1916 there was no competition for Lee Axworthy, so he was raced against time and at Lexington trotted his fastest, 1:58 1/4. He was retired to stud at Castleton Farm, Lexington, Kentucky and on November 6, 1918 was found dead in his stall.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals