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Mack, Henry

(born: 1853  -  died: 1906) 

Henry Mack was a Kentucky-born horse trainer who died at his home in 1906. He was the husband of Mary Mack and the couple lived at 232 Race Street in Lexington, KY [source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census]. According to the death notice in the Lexington Leader newspaper, 10/28/1906, p.2, Henry Mack " trained many noted winning horses for leading racing stables and turfmen." Henry Mack was born in December of 1853, and he was 42 years old when he died in October of 1906. He had served as a pallbearer at the funeral of jockey Isaac Murphy along with other "well known trainers" Scott Williams, John T. Clay, Lee Christy, Howard Williams, Ed Brown, William Walker, and H.S. Williams [source: "Last Rites," Lexington Leader, 02/16/1896, p.1].

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NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)
NKAA Entry: Murphy, Isaac [Burns]
NKAA Entry: Clay, John T.
NKAA Entry: Brown, Edward D. "Brown Dick"
NKAA Entry: Walker, William, Sr. "Billy"

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