Veteran Horseman, 1989 Farm Manager Of The Year Robert Alexander Dies At 83

Longtime Kentucky farm manager and 1989 Farm Manager of the Year Robert Allen Alexander died Sunday at the age of 83.

The native of Lexington began in the Thoroughbred industry working on veterinarian Dr. Charlie Hagyard’s farm, then he went to work for trainer John T. Ward, Sr. For three years in the mid-50’s, Alexander was on the Calumet Farm training barn staff. He later joined the military and worked at Bwamazon Farm for several years.

After heading off to Hickory Tree Farm in Virginia for close to a decade, Alexander returned to the BlueGrass and became the farm manager at Darby Dan. During his time there in the 1980’s, he oversaw a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, who kept her mare Round Tower at Darby Dan, and in 1989, Alexander was named Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager’s Club.

“I can’t think of anything I would have rather done in my life than to work with horses,” Alexander told his family.

Click here to read Alexander’s obituary at Kentucky.com

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