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August Belmont, IV

August Belmont, IV (Dog show.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 30, 1908; died, Easton, MD, July 10, 1995.)  August Belmont, IV, was accomplished with both canines and equines.  During his lengthy career in dog competition, Belmont ran many fine dogs in field trials, served as an executive of the American Kennel Club and the National Retriever […]

August Belmont, II

August Belmont, II (Horse racing.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 18, 1853; died, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 1924.)  Although his father had a passing interest in the “Sport of Kings,” August Belmont II plunged into horse racing in a big way, though it wasn’t the only sport to attract his notice.  Belmont, perhaps best […]

August Belmont

August Belmont (Horse racing.  Born, Alzey, Prussia, Dec. 8, 1813; died, New York, NY, Nov. 24, 1890.)  From its opening in 1837, the private bank of August Belmont was a mainstay of the New York financial community.  Belmont also became the most important arbiter of manners and style in the City’s emerging social class.  But […]

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