j. malcolm forbes
J. Malcolm Forbes was born in Milton, Massachusetts on February 2, 1847 of a wealthy Boston family. As a young man he became a famous sportsman, yachtsman and horseman. In 1890 Forbes purchased Jack 2:12, for a speedway horse. As his interest grew, he established Forbes Farm and purchased Nancy Hanks for $45,000 and Arion for $125,000. With Arion, Bingen, Nancy Hanks, Peter The Great and others, Forbes Farm became the outstanding stud farm in the East. Although Forbes never raced a stable, he was an expert on breeding fast horses and was considered one of the five great breeders, along with R. A. Alexander, C. J. Hamlin, Lamon V. Harkness and Leland Stanford, who laid the foundation for the modern harness horse. J. Malcolm Forbes died on February 19, 1904.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals