Horseman Harry B. Scott Jr. Dies

Third generation horseman was prominent breeder and farm manager.

Harry Burgoyne Scott Jr., a Thoroughbred breeder and prominent Central Kentucky farm manager, died Sept. 16 in Lexington. He was 87.

A third generation horseman, Scott followed in the footsteps of his father, Harrie Burgyone Scott, and grandfather, Daniel W. Scott. Harry B. Scott Jr., owned and operated Shandon Farm, where he bred Thoroughbreds as well as provided boarding services for clients. Among his clients were Paul Mellon, George Strawbridge, E.P. Evans, Preston Burch, Sam Rogers, and Daniel Wildenstein.

In addition to running his own farm, Scott supervised the construction and development of Whileaway Farm for George M. Humphrey, the Secretary of the Treasury for President Eisenhower. In 1961, following the death of his father, Scott was asked to manage Faraway Farm, the home of Man o' War and War Admiral, owned by the Walter M. Jeffords family of New York.

Scott was a member of the Thoroughbred Club, The Lexington Club, Keeneland Club, Society of Colonial Wars, and The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manikin in the Colony of Virginia. He was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, where he served on the vestry. He is survived by his wife, Vella Karrick Wise Scott, and daughter, Anne Karrick Scott Deetsch.

Services will be Sept. 19 at Christ Church Cathedral with visitation 4-7 p.m., Sept. 18, at Milward-Broadway.