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List of Famous Horse Breeders

List of famous horse breedings, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top horse breedings in the world? This includes the most prominent horse breedings, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable horse breedings is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic horse breedings were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned horse breedings.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Hirsch Jacobs and William Kissam Vanderbilt.

From reputable, prominent, and well known horse breedings to the lesser known horse breedings of today, these are some of the best professionals in the horse breeding field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous horse breedings ever?" and "What are the names of famous horse breedings?" then you're in the right place. (22 items)

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    Jerome S. "Jerry" Moss is an American recording executive, best known for being the co-founder of A&M Records, along with trumpeter and bandleader Herb Alpert. After graduating with a degree in English from Brooklyn College and a stint in the Army, Moss began his music career by promoting "16 Candles," ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Record producer
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    Willis Sharpe Kilmer, son of Jonas M. Kilmer and Julia E. Sharpe, was a marketing pioneer, newspaperman, and horse breeder. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Cornell University in 1890. Kilmer was perhaps best known for advertising and promoting his uncle's Swamp Root patent medicine formula ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1869-1940)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Physician
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    R.C. Larkin was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1896-1965)
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    Mackenzie "Mack" Todd Miller was an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and owner/breeder. During his forty-six-year career, he conditioned seventy-two stakes winners, including four Eclipse Award champions. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1921-2010)
    • Birthplace: Versailles, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    William Kissam Vanderbilt

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    William Kissam Vanderbilt I was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. He managed railroads and was a horse breeder. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1849-1920)
    • Birthplace: New Dorp, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    Mrs. Larkin was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. She was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1900-1965)
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    Hirsch Jacobs was an American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner. Jacobs was the leading race-winning trainer in the United States 1933-39, 1941–44, the U.S. leading money-winning trainer, 1946, 1960, 1965, and the U.S. leading money-winning breeder, 1964-67. During his career, he saddled 3,596 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1904-1970)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    Kitty Wilkins

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    Katherine Caroline Wilkins, aka Kitty or Kittie, was a horse breeder at the turn of the 20th century known as the "Horse Queen of Idaho." She was the only American woman at that time whose livelihood was based solely on the trade. The Wilkins Horse Company at Bruneau's Diamond Ranch supplied thousands ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1857-1936)
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    Thomas Clay McDowell was an American businessman, Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder, and trainer. He was a great-grandson of Henry Clay, Sr. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1866-1935)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    H. Eugene Leigh

    Hiram Eugene Leigh was an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer/owner and breeder who had a highly successful career in the United States as well as in Europe. Born in Taylorville, Illinois, he was known by his middle name, Eugene, or as "Gene." In the 1870s, thirteen-year-old Leigh became involved in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1860-1937)
    • Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    Byron McClelland

    Byron McClelland was an American Thoroughbred horse racing owner and trainer. He was one of the best known horsemen of his era who won the three races that would eventually constitute the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing series. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Byron McClelland's father ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1855-1897)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    Debbie Riddle

    Debbie Riddle is a Horse Breeder and Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving House District 150, which comprises much of northwest Harris County. In the Republican primary election held on March 4, 2014, Riddle easily won re-nomination to a seventh term in the state House. In a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Politician
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    Barbara J. Minshall

    Barbara J. Minshall is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and owner who has competed both in Canada and the United States. She is the widow of Aubrey W. Minshall, the successful breeder and owner of the 350-acre Minshall Farms near Hillsburgh, Ontario. Following her husband's death in 1993, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Horse trainer
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    Henry Lee Burns is Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 9 in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana. He also owns and operates the Wooden Spoon bakery in Bossier City and is a thoroughbred owner and breeder. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    William Edgar Hazlett

    William Edgar Hazlett was a New Zealand rugby player, farmer, racehorse owner and breeder. He was born in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand on 8 November 1905. A loose forward, Hazlett represented Southland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Invercargill, New Zealand
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Rugby Player, Farmer
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    Henry Clay McDowell

    Henry Clay McDowell was an American businessman and noted Standardbred horse breeder. In 1857, he married Anne Smith Clay, daughter of Henry Clay, Jr. with whom he had seven children. They made their home in Louisville, Kentucky until 1883 when they purchased Ashland Farm in Lexington, Kentucky that had ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1832-1899)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    George DeBenedicty

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    George DeBenedicty founded Pegasus Realty & Associates, Inc. in Ocala, Florida in 1982, over 29 years ago. Since then he has sold over $600 Million of Horse Country's Finest Farms, Training Centers and Acreages; becoming the real leader in Equine property sales. George understands equine properties ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Horse breeding, Entrepreneur
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    David Hains

    David Hains is an Australian businessman and horse breeder. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Horse breeding, Businessperson
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    Ahmed Zayat

    Ahmed Zayat was born on August 31, 1962, in Cairo, Egypt. At the age of 18, he moved from Egypt to the United States. He got his Master's degrees in business and public health from Boston University. He currently lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife Joanne and his four children, Ashley, Justin, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    • Profession: Horse breeding
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    David Steggert

    David Steggert is the brother of Bobby Steggert. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Horse breeding
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