Born at Calumet Farms, Lexington, Kentucky, Guy Abbey was sired by Guy Axworthy out of Abbacy. After being developed by Dick McMahon, he won The Review Futurity in 1928 driven by Vic Fleming and although being very lame, came in second in the Hambletonian Stake. Guy Abbey took his record of 2:06 3/4 at Goshen that same year. He was taken out of racing at the end of the 1928 season and placed in stud at Calumet, but few mares were bred to him, as he was young and untried. However, among the few was a beautiful grey named Elizabeth and their mating produced Greyhound in 1932, later the world-champion trotter, 1:55 1/4. In 1933, Guy Abbey was sold to Henry Knight for $1,400. A year later Walnut Hall purchased him for $20,000. Calumet Evelyn is another Guy Abbey offspring, as were 27 trotters and 22 pacers who reached the 2:05 list. Guy Abbey died at Walnut Hall Farm on April 24, 1957.
Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals