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NORMANDY FARM

Region Lexington, Kentucky - Bluegrass Region
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The beautiful horse cemetery at NORMANDY FARM is actually a burial place for horses owned by the property's former owner, Joseph E. Widener. In Widener's time, the farm was part of the historic ELMENDORF FARM, owned by Daniel Swigert, and previous to that, was known as the PREAKNESS STUD of Milton Sanford. At the dispersal of the Nursery Stud of August Belmont II, Widener purchased the leading sire FAIR PLAY, and the broodmare MAHUBAH, and several other horses, and brought them to Elmendorf. FAIR PLAY and MAHUBAH were the sire and dam of MAN O'WAR. A beautiful bronze statue of FAIR PLAY is the focal point of the cemetery. Buried in front of the statue is FAIR PLAY and MAHUBAH. Behind him are the leading sires CHANCE SHOT and *SICKLE, and another good homebred sire HASTE, whose daughter QUICKLY produced COUNT FLEET.

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