Thomas Clay McDowell
Name: Thomas Clay McDowell
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 9, 1866
Death Date: Feb 9, 1935 (age 68)
Age: Aged 68
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Thomas Clay McDowell

Thomas Clay McDowell was born on March 9, 1866 in United States (68 years old). Thomas Clay McDowell is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Pisces. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

Famed Thoroughbred racehorse owner, breeder, and trainer best known for his colt Alan-a-Dale, which won the 1902 Kentucky Derby. He was the great-grandson of famed American politician Henry Clay.


His horse named The Manager won the Kentucky Oaks and was named 1912 American Horse of the Year.

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As per our current Database, Thomas Clay McDowell died on Feb 9, 1935 (age 68).


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Before Fame

He worked as a Thoroughbred trainer in Kentucky in the early 1900's.


Biography Timeline


Born at Ashland Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, Thomas was the fourth of the seven children of Anne Clay (1837–1917) and her husband, Major Henry Clay McDowell (1832–1899). His mother was the daughter of Henry Clay, Jr.. In 1883 she and her husband purchased the 325-acre (1.32 km) estate from other Clay descendants. Henry Clay McDowell bred Standardbred horses for harness racing, and Thomas became interested in the breeding and training of racehorses.


In 1888 Thomas McDowell married Mary Mann Goodloe (1866–1953), with whom he had two children: Ann Clay McDowell (b. 1891) and son, William Cassius Goodloe McDowell (1895-1974).


In 1925 Thomas McDowell acquired Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Kentucky from the estate of Louis Marshall. McDowell introduced Thoroughbred horses to Buck Pond and operated it until his death in 1935. Joseph K. Nelson, a wealthy Chicago businessman and native of Woodford County, Kentucky, purchased the farm from McDowell's heirs in 1936.

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