Keeneland Magazine

NO4 2013

Keeneland, Investing in Racing's Future since 1936.

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Paradise Maintained important donor to area universities. Such projects as the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City, the Chicago Drainage Canal (which changed the course of a river), and the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State represented enormous contracts for the small, Lexington-based frm. In recent decades the company has had the singular distinction of being a nuclear weapons manufacturer and the only U.S. frm authorized to make repairs to nuclear weapons (handled at a facility in Texas). At the time of his death in 1936, Mason was at work on the Washington dam, riding out daily on horseback to the site. Horses themselves were part of Mason's years at Duntreath. Under the Warm Stables name, he and his wife enjoyed racing success beginning in 1926 and owned such horses as Victorian and Head Play. After Mason's death, his widow continued in the racing business but moved her horses to the Paris Pike when she sold the Versailles Pike home. Her descendants have remained in the sport — the present day Winter Quarter Farm on Military Pike grew out of old Duntreath Farm stock. One of the frst horses to be 36 KEENELAND WINTER 2013

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