view raw text
WELL-KNOWN BREEDER DIES W. T. Woodard of Kentucky Passes Away at Home of His Son Near Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April ». -W. T. Woodard. eighty-five years old, for nearly half a century a nationally known horse breeder and seller, died this morning at the home of his son Dr. R. L. Woodard, on the Upper River road, near this city. He had been ill for a week. Woodard was born in New Castle. Ky.. and served in the Confederate army under Gen. Joseph Shelby of Missouri. He had business headquarters at Lexington. Ky., during most of his career, and held there what was said to have been the first combination horse sales for various breeders in America. For thirty years Woodard conducted annual sales in Chicago and N. w York, many of them in Madison Square Garden. At one of his offerings, a quarter of a century ago. the highest auction price then recorded, $;.2,j00 was paid for Bell Boy. Most of the horses Woodard handled were Kentucky bred. He operated with three successive firms, Woodard and Brasfield, Woodard and Shanklin arid Woodard and riarbison. His partner in the last named concern, still conducts sales at Lexington for the Kentucky Sales Company. Mr. Woodard retired twelve years ago and moved to Louisville, relinquishing his racing stables and his farms near Lexington. He is survived by three sons. William Woodard of Lexington. Dr. It. L Woodard and Dr. M. . Woodard. both Louisville physicians, and five grandchildren. Funeral servicer will be held ;it :: oclock tomorrow afternoon el the home «,r Dr. It L. w i.,i,i Burial will be in Cave Hill cemetery.