09/17/2013 10:54AM

Harry Scott Jr., Kentucky farm owner, dies at age 87


Harry Burgoyne Scott Jr., owner of Shandon Farm near Lexington, Ky., died Sept. 16 at the age of 87.

Scott was a third-generation horseman, beginning with his grandfather Daniel W. Scott, who owned 1925 Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Son of John.

Harry Scott owned and operated Shandon Farm, where he bred and boarded horses for high-profile clients including Paul Mellon, George Strawbridge, Edward P. Evans, Preston Burch, Sam Rogers, and Daniel Wildenstein. He also oversaw the construction and development of Whileaway Farm for George M. Humphrey, the Secretary of the Treasury for President Dwight Eisenhower.

During the early 1960s, Harry Scott succeeded his late father Harrie B. Scott Sr. as manager of Faraway Farm, the home of legendary runners and stallions Man o’ War and War Admiral, owned by the Walter M. Jeffords family of New York.

Scott was a member of 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 also was a charter member of Idle Hour Country Club.

Scott is survived by his wife, Vella Karrick Wise Scott, and daughter Karrick Scott Collins.

Visitation will be held Sept. 18 from 4-7 p.m. Eastern at the Milward Funeral Directors’ location at 159 North Broadway in Lexington, Ky. Services will be held Sept. 19 at Christ Church Cathedral at 11 a.m., with burial at the Lexington Cemetery.