History

A Short History of Bowie

Belair Mansion, a Bowie historic landmark, known as the “Home of Governors.”

The Belair Stable Museum where the only Triple Crown father/son horses.

The Town of Bowie (originally Huntington City) grew up around the Train Station.

A Newspaper clipping from the Belair Stable Museum.

Did You Know?

Maryland can trace its history with the thoroughbred back to the 18th century. It has one of the deepest historical connections to racing and breeding in the country.

While most of us think of Kentucky as the center of the American thoroughbred, Maryland has deeper historical roots than the “Bluegrass State.”

Why Racing Matters
November 1, 2008
http://colinsghost.org/ 2008/11/why-maryland-racing-matters.html


It was James Woodward’s nephew, William Woodward Sr., racing under the name Belair Stud Farms, who built a legacy of champions that few could match during the first half of the twentieth century. Under the direction of Woodward, Belair Stud bred two Triple Crown winners, the “father-son” combination of Gallant Fox and Omaha, in addition to, numerous stakes winners and five winners of the Belmont Stakes.

Belair Stable Museum and Maryland Racing
October 14, 2010
http://colinsghost.org/ 2010/10/belair-stable-museum-and-maryland-racing.html