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Garland Lobell dies at Walnut Hall Ltd.

May 23, 2011

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Garland Lobell, one of the most influential sires in the history of the Standardbred breed, died of an apparent heart attack on Monday at Walnut Hall Ltd., Lexington Ky.  He was 30 years old.
Garland Lobell sired the winners of $50,729,523, which places him fourth on the all-time list of money-winning trotting sires. His offspring include the full brothers Andover Hall, Angus Hall and Conway Hall, all three of whom are leading sires of the present day, and two of them, Andover Hall and Conway Hall, have already sired a Hambletonian winner.  He is also the sire of Cameron Hall, champion filly at two and three, and the highest priced Standardbred ever sold at public auction, bringing $1.1 million.
Garland Lobell also is the broodmare sire of the winners of $54,410,381, including the Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo.
Garland Lobell was bred, raised, and sold as a yearling by Lana Lobell Farms, then operated by Alan J. Leavitt.  In 1994 Leavitt repurchased Garland Lobell on behalf of his wife Meg Jewett, the owner of Walnut Hall Ltd., which Leavitt manages. Garland Lobell was subsequently syndicated, standing first in New York and then at Walnut Hall Ltd., in Lexington.
He will be interred in the Walnut Hall cemetery, where he will take his rightful place next to the trotting foundation sires Volomite and Scotland. (Walnut Hall Ltd.)
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