Breeder Hargus Sexton Dies At 96

by | 06.19.2017 | 3:22pm
Corinthian was one of several G1 winners bred by Hargus Sexton

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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