Longtime Thoroughbred breeder Hargus Sexton died June 15 at his farm in Versailles, Ky. He was 96.
Sexton, along with his wife, Sandra, bred or co-bred Grade 1 winners Corinthian, Gayego, Capo Bastone, and Crustaceo.
“He was an excellent horseman, one of the last of the old-school hardboots,” Kitty Taylor, of Warrendale Sales told the BloodHorse. “It was hay, oats, and cracked corn; that's how he raised them. I wouldn't have a company without his support. He always honored his word. And Sandra was his partner in everything; they had a great relationship.”
Sexton is survived by his wife, two daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Sexton's life will be held at the Moss Hill Golf Course on McCowans Ferry Road outside Versailles on June 21 from 6-8 p.m. The family asks that donations be made to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope or to Old Friends Equine Retirement farm.
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