Hal Price Headley

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Hal Price Headley
Born December 19, 1888
Lexington, Kentucky,
United States
Died March 22, 1962
Lexington, Kentucky,
United States
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Lexington Cemetery [1]
Residence Lexington, Kentucky
Education Princeton University
Occupation Farmer, racehorse owner/breeder, racetrack owner/executive, philanthropist [2]
Known for Beaumont Farm, Keeneland
Board member of Keeneland
Spouse(s) 1) Martha Sharkey Withers (1889-1922)
2) Genevieve Morgan Molloy (1897-1987)
Children Son: Hal Price Headley Jr.,
Daughters: Martha Headley Johnston, Adele Headley, Alma Headley Haggin, Alice Headley Chandler, Patricia Headley Green
Parent(s) Hal Petit Headley & Nancy Pettit

Hal Price Headley (December 19, 1888 - March 22, 1962) was an American owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses and a founder of Keeneland who served as the race track's president from 1935 to 1951. He owned the 4,000 acre Beaumont Farm on Harrodsburg Road at the western edge of Lexington, Kentucky as well as the 15,000-acre Pinebloom Plantation in Baker County, Georgia.[3]

Hal Price Headley was one of those profiled by racing historian Edward L. Bowen in his 2003 book Legacies of the Turf : A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders.

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