Former MHBA President Clagett Dies

Clagett-bred Little Bold John won 25 stakes and earned $1.9 million

Hal C.B. Clagett, the former Maryland Horse Breeders Association president who crafted the legislation that created the Maryland-bred Fund in 1962, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 93.

A longtime leading Maryland breeder, Mr. Clagett was represented by numerous stakes winners, including Maryland-bred millionaire Little Bold John.

Initially raced by Clagett, Little Bold John achieved his greatest glory for J. E. Owens III Stables while trained by John J. Robb. He won a career total of 38 races, including 25 stakes, and earned $1,956,406.

Services will be conducted on Friday, February 5, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14519 Church Street, Upper Marlboro, Md.

The family has requested that any memorial donations in Mr. Clagett’s name be sent to the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, in care of the MHBA, Box 427, Timonium, Md. 21094.