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Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing
     

Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing

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by Kimberly Gatto
 

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From their opening in 1740 through the 1955 closing, Belair Stud Farm became known as one of the most important stables in American racing. Although the high-profile murder of the farms final owner, Billy Woodward, eventually forced the farm to close, it did produce an extraordinary number of winning horses throughout its expansive history. The farm claims three

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From their opening in 1740 through the 1955 closing, Belair Stud Farm became known as one of the most important stables in American racing. Although the high-profile murder of the farms final owner, Billy Woodward, eventually forced the farm to close, it did produce an extraordinary number of winning horses throughout its expansive history. The farm claims three Kentucky Derbies, three Preakness Stakes, and six Belmont Stakes, winning titles in several prestigious English races. It remains one of two stables to have produced more than one Triple Crown winner, and it is also the only stable to have produced father-son Triple Crown winners. Its list of legendary thoroughbreds includes Gallant Fox, Omaha, Johnstown, Granville, and Nashua. However in addition to the history of champion thoroughbreds, there is a second history devoted to the many interesting people whose own stories are part of the Belair Stud farm, including Samuel and Benjamin Ogle, Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons, former slave Andrew Jackson, and even George Washington."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609494810
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/18/2012
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Kimberly Gatto is a professional writer specializing in equestrian and sports books. Her work has been included in various publications, including the Blood Horse, the Chronicle of the Horse, the Equine Journal and Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul. Gatto is an honors graduate of Boston Latin School and Wheaton College, a lifelong rider and horsewoman.

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Belair Stud: The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Triple crown winner Gallant fox was from here and this where he sired his triple crown winner son omaha. He was th first crown winner to sire another one.