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  Grave Matters: Bridlewood Farm, Ocala, Florida

Photos by Barbara Livingston ©Barbara Livingston 2003; all rights reserved.

My GallantFrosty Skater
Sharp KittyExciting Devorcee
Winter PrincessFire Plug
Top, the horse cemetery at BRIDLEWOOD FARM; Second Row left to right: My Gallant, Frosty Skater; Third Row: Sharp Kitty, Exciting Devorcee; Fourth Row: Winter Princess, Fire Plug.

BRIDLEWOOD FARM in Ocala, Florida was established by Arthur Appleton in 1975. MY GALLANT and FROSTY SKATER were a pair of Appleton's earliest purchases who ran with much success in his colors. MY GALLANT won the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) for Appleton in 1973, earned $185,526, and became one of Bridlewood's first stallions. FROSTY SKATER won the Vagrancy H. (G3), earned $202,862, and was the dam of G3 winner and current Bridlewood stallion FROSTY THE SNOWMAN.

Others honored here are SHARP KITTY, the dam of G1-winning fillies FAMILY STYLE and LOST KITTY; EXCITING DEVORCEE, the dam of stakes winners ROCKY MARRIAGE, THE RED ROLLS, and LEMHI LOVE; WINTER PRINCESS, who produced French G2 winner APALACHEE PRINCE and stakes winner MADEMOISELLE JOLIE. Lastly, FIRE PLUG, a gelding, was a durable sprinter who won 28 races in 54 starts including stakes at 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, earning $705,175. --A.P.

ASHFORD STUD BURIALS (not a complete list):
My Gallant (c. 1970 - 1989) Exciting Devorcee (f. 1969 - 1993)
Frosty Skater (f. 1975 - 1991)
Sharp Kitty (f. 1979 - 1991)
Winter Princess (f. 1971 - 1994)
Fire Plug (g. 1983 - 1998)

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