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  Grave Matters: Three Chimneys, Midway, Kentucky

Photos by Barbara Livingston and Kurt Lemke. ©Barbara Livingston 2003; all rights reserved.
©Kurt Lemke 2013; all rights reserved.

Three Chimneys cemetery
Nodouble's grave
Chief's Crown's grave
Time for a Change's grave
Fly So Free's grave
Gorgeous' grave
Wild Again's grave
Capote's grave
Slew o'Gold's grave
Top, Left to Right (Livingston): Chief's Crown, Time For A Change, Nodouble

2nd Row (Livingston): Nodouble (left), Chief's Crown (center), Time For A Change (right)

3rd Row (Lemke): Fly So Free (left), Gorgeous (center), Wild Again (right)

Bottom (Lemke): Capote (left), Slew o' Gold (right)

THREE CHIMNEYS FARM is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Clay and is located on the Old Frankfort Pike not far from the town of Midway. The farm was established in the 1970s, and the stallion division was officially opened in 1984 across the road from the original tract when champion SLEW O'GOLD arrived. The first horse buried here was the venerable NODOUBLE, "the Arkansas Traveler," a handicap champion from the late 1960s and a leading sire when standing at stud in Florida in the 1970s. He was followed by TIME FOR A CHANGE, a G1 winner and sire of champion FLY SO FREE, who joined him at stud here. Juvenile champion CHIEF'S CROWN, who won the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) in 1984, retired to stud here in 1986, and later sired Epsom Derby winner ERHAAB. He was euthanized following a paddock injury in 1997. The homebred broodmare GORGEOUS (by SLEW O' GOLD), a millionaire and multiple G1 winner on the track and stakes-producer at stud, was also honored with burial in this cemetery in 2002. Three Chimneys was also the home to SEATTLE SLEW up until his last few months of life in 2002, and a statue to that great champion graces the lawn in front of the stallion barn. -- A.P.

Stallion Division
Capote (c. 1984-2007)
Chief's Crown (c. 1982-1997)
Fly So Free (c. 1988-2003)
Gorgeous (f. 1986-2002)
Nodouble (c. 1965-1990)
Slew O Gold (c. 1980-2007)
Time For a Change (c. 1981-1996)
Wild Again (c. 1980-2008)
Broodmare Cemetery
Bold Example (f. 1969-1994)
Chris Evert (f. 1971-2001)
Dancing Tribute (f. 1986-1996)
Icing (f. 1973-1996)
Little Baby Bear (f. 1990-1997)
Royal Folly (f. 1966-1995)
Six Crowns (f. 1976-2002)
Virunga (f. 1970-1995)

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