Edward Dudley “Brown Dick” Brown

Edward Dudley “Brown Dick” Brown

Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 May 1906 (aged 55–56)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 139925996 · View Source
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THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY.
Saturday, May 12, 1906
Page 7
"Brown Dick," the most noted colored handler and owner of race horses in the world, is dead. He died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning in the home of Bob Campbell, also colored, at 820 West Walnut street.
"Brown Dick's" real name was Edward Dudley Brown, but wherever horses are known or raced in this country he was well known as "Brown Dick." He was fifty-six years old and his death was caused by tuberculosis. His body will be buried Sunday afternoon at Midway, Ky., and six colored trainers will act as pallbearers. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. K. Polk, of the Midway Baptist church. At the time of his death "Brown Dick" was surrounded by his wife and his son, Lee L. Brown, who is a teacher in the Eckstein Norton Normal School at Seventh and Kentucky streets.
"Brown Dick" was a negro gentleman and it was fitting that this man, who had handled and owned some of the most noted horses this country has ever produced, from Lexington to Ben Brush, should die in the home of another noted colored trainer, Bob Campbell, who handled the horses of the famous "Lucky" Baldwin. He sold horses for many thousands of dollars, but he died practically penniless and yesterday afternoon when word of his death reached Churchill Downs a subscription was at once started among the horsemen to defray the funeral expenses, and Ed Corrigan started off the list with $50.
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In 1984, Edward D. Brown's important role in thoroughbred racing was recognized with his induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame as a standout jockey and then one of the top trainers of the 19th century.


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  • Originally Created by: Joyce Tinsley
  • Added: 12 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 139925996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Dudley “Brown Dick” Brown (1850–11 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139925996, citing Midway Cemetery, Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Tinsley (contributor 47516959) .