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j. malcolm forbes

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When foaled in 1907, J. Malcolm Forbes was regarded as the most wonderfully bred colt in the world; by Bingen out of Santos, the dam of Peter The Great. J. Malcom Forbes' breeder/owner was D. D. Streeter of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1909 James R. Magowan purchased the colt from Streeter's estate through the Old Glory Sale for $3,750. Magowen later refused $40,000 for the horse, even though he had been repeatedly ill as a three- and four-year-old. At five in 1912, J. Malcolm Forbes was the champion sire of his age, placing five yearling trotters and one two-year-old on the Standard list. He was put into the hands of trainer Pop Geers for the season of 1914, however he broke down a few days before his first race. And so, the horses's contribution to the breed remained at stud and his foals were the "annual sensations" at Lexington, Kentucky. John Stout purchased him in 1924. J. Malcolm Forbes died at Stout's Glen Lake Farm in Versailles, Kentucky in 1931.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1992 book, The Immortals