Richard Eamer, who owned divisions of Mandysland Farm in California and Kentucky during the 1980s and 1990s, died May 2, it was announced in the June 5 edition of the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.
A California native, Eamer co-founded National Medical Enterprises Inc. in 1969 with John Bedrosian and Leonard Cohen. He entered the Thoroughbred business in 1981, and he and Bedrosian owned several horses together. One of Eamer's early purchases was the broodmare Blazon, a half sister to Exceller who cost $1,250,000.
An animal lover, Eamer named Mandysland for a favorite Labrador Retriever. He opened the California division of Mandysland in the Santa Ynez Valley in 1983. Laura Cotter, formerly an assistant to trainer D. Wayne Lukas, became manager of Mandysland in the late 1980s. Today it is part of Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms.