The Hamburg Place Community is home to over 2,000,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 160 acres of professional offices, and 1,000 acres of residential development.
While Hamburg Place is now home to an array of businesses, shops, and restaurants, this has not always been the case.
A History of Hamburg Place
In 1897, John E. Madden, “The Wizard of the Turf”, had a pair of strong two-year-old thoroughbreds: Hamburg and Plaudit. Madden sold Hamburg for a record $40,001 to copper king Marcus Daly, and in 1898, used the proceeds of this trade to buy a piece of land on Winchester Pike in Lexington, KY. He named his new-bought farm Hamburg Place – in honor of the horse that financed the land. The second thoroughbred, Plaudit, went on to win the 1898 Kentucky Derby, and became the first of several champion stallions that stood at Hamburg Place.
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