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Death of Wimbledon Farm founder

HILARY J. Boone, whose Wimbledon Farm in Kentucky raised the 1982 Derby winner Golden Fleece, died on Thursday at the age of 91.

As well as Golden Fleece, Wimbledon - which Boone developed from 320 acres to over 1,000 acres - raised 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Spectacular Bid, Grade 1 winner Cara Rafaela, later the dam of another Preakness Stakes winner in Bernardini, 1993 Oaks heroine Intrepidity and Grade 1-producing sire Mt. Livermore.

The farm also stood the likes of prominent sire Relaunch, Belmont Stakes winner Danzig Connection and Lion Cavern.

Boone, who founded Wimbledon in 1971, also served as an early director on the Breeders' Cup board.








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