Daughter of Keeneland Co-Founder Dead at 96

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Alma Headley Haggin, whose father co-founded Keeneland and who created the backdrop for the thoroughbred race course for more than 60 years, has died. She was 96.

Haggin, of Woodford County, was married to Louis Lee Haggin II, who succeeded his father-in-law, Hal Price Headley, as president of Keeneland and was later chairman of the board. The Haggins' son, Louis Lee Haggin III, is a Keeneland director and trustee.

Keeneland says Haggin volunteered her time for decades to perfect the Lexington track's decor, landscaping and floral arrangements.

Her funeral is set for 11 a.m. EST Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with burial in Lexington Cemetery.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by wilhemakeit Location: Lexington on Jan 24, 2008 at 04:46 AM
    Let's have the history of the Headley's and Haggins. Please add in Keeneland's founding and Beaumont Farm's history. The Haggins family was very big in Lexington and had a large horse farm. Some pictures of the farms would be nice. Who and where are the family members now?


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