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July 24, 2011 12:00 AM

Lexington house offers clues into life of little-known yet acclaimed black trainer

Kentucky is hoping to add another thread to the increasingly colorful tapestry of the history of the state's horse industry. The state has applied to have a house at 547 Breckenridge Street added to the National Register of Historic Places because of its link to a largely forgotten African-American horse trainer named Courtney Mathews.

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