John Henry Memorial

Scenes from the John Henry Memorial held October 19, 2007.

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People visit John Henry's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

John Henry's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Former caretaker Tammy Siters, left, and KHP director Kathy Hopkins reminisce looking at photos of the champion before a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tributes to John Henry adorn the late champion's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tributes to John Henry adorn the late champion's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tributes to John Henry adorn the late champion's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A fan reads tributes to John Henry that adorn the late champion's stall during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Podium decorations during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

The Dotsam Stables colors are tied with carrots on a memorial wreath during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A fan signs a memorial banner during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Visitors have been writing personal tributes to the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Visitors have been writing personal tributes to the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Visitors have been writing personal tributes to the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Visitors have been writing personal tributes to the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A fan signs a memorial banner during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Verna Lehmann, breeder of the late champion, during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Bart Davidson plays the bagpipes to start the memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tom Levinson, stepson of owner Sam Rubin, eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tom Levinson, stepson of owner Sam Rubin, eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Chris McCarron, John's former jockey, eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Chris McCarron, John's former jockey, eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Ted Bassett eulogizes John during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Gov. Martha Layne Collins eulogizes the late champion she helped bring to the park during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A young fan uses binoculars to watch a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A fan cries during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A crowd of over 200 people listen as KHP president John Nicholson eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A crowd of over 200 people and a few pets listen as KHP president John Nicholson eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Ted Bassett, left, Chris McCarron, Tom Levinson and Gov. Martha Layne Collins look on during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

John Henry's former caretakers look on during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Former caretaker Barbara Ratterree looks to the heavens as John Nicholson eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A crowd of over 200 people listen as KHP president John Nicholson eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Worldwide media coverage during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

KHP president John Nicholson eulogizes the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Haley Watson, 4, left, and her great-aunt Susan Laux place a bouquet on the late champion's grave after a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Bart Davidson plays the bagpipes at the end of a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

A chocolate donut, John's favorite, rests near his grave during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

People pass by the late champion's grave following a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Hall of Champions manager Cathy Roby wears a Dotsam-colored ribbon to memorialize the late champion during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Ted Bassett uses BH editor Dan Liebman's back as he signs an autograph following a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Tom Levinson during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Chris McCarron during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Chris McCarron autographs John Henry memorabilia during a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Michael Blowen and his Old Friends are spearheading a campaign to build a memorial to the late champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

Chris McCarron, left, and breeder Verna Lehmann look at recent photos of McCarron with the late champion following a memorial service for champion John Henry at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., Friday afternoon, October 19, 2007. Photo by Matt Goins

Photo: Matt Goins

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