Turf Hallmarks


 Genetic Markers




 Search our site

 E-mail us


Turf Hallmarks

Important Races

Champions of the Turf

Race Course Gazeteer


Grave Matters

 Thoroughbred Index

 Non-Thoroughbred Index

 Asian Farm Index

 Australia/New Zealand Farm Index

 European Farm Index

 North American Farm Index

 South American Farm Index

Boston vs. Fashion

Racing in Australia


  Les Anglais in France

Gone Abroad


  Grave Matters: O'Farrells Auction, Westminster, MD

Formerly Windy Hills Farm. Photos by Douglas Brown ©Douglas Brown 2002; all rights reserved.

Count Turf
The marker over the grave of Kentucky Derby winner Count Turf at O'Farrell's Auction, Westminster, Maryland.

COUNT TURF won the 1951 Kentucky Derby as a longshot, defeating a large field of 20 including favorite Battle Morn. He is also noteworthy as being one of the great bargains yearlings, selling for $4,500 to Jack Amiel, and earning a career total of $164,375. COUNT TURF entered stud at Almahurst Farm in Kentucky, and later at Elmhurst Farm near Lexington. He was said to bear a strong resemblence to his sire COUNT FLEET. He was not a successful sire, getting only 154 foals, and just 2 stakes winners, Manassa Mauler ($359,171) and Little Manassa. Moved to Maryland after the 1965 season, COUNT TURF died in 1966, and is buried on property formerly Windy Hills Farm, Westminster, Maryland, owned by Thomas O'Farrell. The site is now O'Farrell's Auction house. -A.P.

Home   Historic Sires   Historic Dams   Portraits   Turf Hallmarks   Breeders   Genetics   Resources   Contributors   Search   Store   E-mail

©2003 - 2005 Thoroughbred Heritage. All rights reserved.