Georgia breeder/owner Harold Harrison, who bred champion Fasliyev and a record-priced sale yearling, died April 18 at a Winder, Ga., hospital following a lengthy illness. Harrison, who lived in Bethlehem, Ga., bred European champion 2-year-old male Fasliyev and sold the colt's half-brother for $3.9 million at the 1999 Keeneland September yearling sale. The colt, consigned by Dixiana Farm, set a Keeneland September record.
Harrison received a 1999 Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association award as Georgia most successful owner/breeder. His burial ceremony will take place in the church Harrison helped build with money earned from the sale of the $3.9 million yearling.