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By Kimberly Gatto

From their establishing in 1740 in the course of the 1955 last, Belair Stud Farm turned referred to as probably the most very important stables in American racing. even though the high-profile homicide of the farms ultimate proprietor, Billy Woodward, finally compelled the farm to shut, it did produce a unprecedented variety of profitable horses all through its expansive heritage. The farm claims 3 Kentucky Derbies, 3 Preakness Stakes, and 6 Belmont Stakes, profitable titles in numerous prestigious English races. It continues to be one among stables to have produced multiple Triple Crown winner, and it's also the one sturdy to have produced father-son Triple Crown winners. Its checklist of mythical thoroughbreds contains Gallant Fox, Omaha, Johnstown, Granville, and Nashua. although as well as the historical past of champion thoroughbreds, there's a moment heritage dedicated to the numerous fascinating humans whose personal tales are a part of the Belair Stud farm, together with Samuel and Benjamin Ogle, "Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons, former slave Andrew Jackson, or even George Washington.

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