Keyword: John and Betty Mabee

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

  • Worldly Manner Dead

    Grade II winner Worldly Manner, who was purchased privately by Godolphin in the fall of his 2-year-old season in 1998, died April 26 from a heart attack while covering a mare in Texas.

  • Excellent Meeting, during the 1999 campaign.

    On This Date....

    Feb. 13, 1999<br><b>Excellent Meeting at Santa Anita</b>

  • Tiznow Repeats as California Champion

    Tiznow, who was California's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2000, was voted the top older male of 2001 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

  • Stakes Winner Song Of The Moment Tops Barretts' First Session

    Multiple stakes winner Song of the Moment sold for $72,000 to Sid and Jenny Craig on Tuesday to top the first session of the Barretts January mixed sale in Southern California. A 4-year-old daughter of River Special, Song of the Moment captured the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Pleasanton and the restricted Solano County Juvenile Filly Stakes at Solano in 2000. In her only outing this year, she finished third in the restricted Survive Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 2.

  • Habitony Succumbs to Heart Problems

    Prominent California stallion Habitony, sire of three-time California Horse of the Year Best Pal and 26 other stakes winners, was euthanized the morning of Jan. 30 because of heart problems.

  • Excellent Meeting, new acquisition by Brushwood Stable, will be bred to Storm Cat in 2001.

    Excellent Meeting Sold; Will Be Bred To Storm Cat

    Pennsylvania breeder-owner Elizabeth Moran privately purchased millionaire Excellent Meeting from John and Betty Mabee and announced that the 4-year-old Seattle Slew granddaughter would be bred to leading sire Storm Cat in 2001.

  • Five Owners Honored By TOBA

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named five owners to receive its regional "Owner of the Year" awards at the organization's annual awards dinner Sept 8.

  • Excellent Meeting, preparing for the 1999 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Millionaire Excellent Meeting Retired

    John and Betty Mabee's homebred millionaire Excellent Meeting arrived at the couple's Golden Eagle Farm near Ramona, Calif., on Aug. 16 following the announcement of her retirement from racing.