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Charles Stewart Howard

  • Birth 28 Feb 1877 Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1950 Burlingame, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Plot Section B (above chapel), private mausoleum
  • Memorial ID 7886799

Automobile Sales Magnate, Thoroughbred Racehorse Proprietor. Owner of famed racehorse Seabiscuit. He was the first major seller of Buick cars in the Western U.S. in the early 1900s, becoming a millionaire as a result. After the death of his son Frankie in a truck crash in 1926, he turned away from vehicles as an obsession and found interest in horse racing instead. He purchased the horse Seabiscuit in 1936 and under trainer Tom Smith and jockey Johnny "Red" Pollard oversaw the horse in the Santa Anita Handicap in 1937 and '38, narrowly missing the win both occasions. Seabiscuit won the renowned match race against War Admiral at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course in late 1938. Upon Seabiscuit's injuries a few weeks later, Howard assisted in the horse's recuperation at Howard's Ridgewood Ranch near Willits in Mendicino County near the central coast of northern California. Upon the horse's recovery, Seabiscuit won the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. Following the win, Howard retired Seabiscuit and brought the horse back to the ranch to live out the remainder of their days, Howard inviting guests and the public to view Seabiscuit in his new, permanent surroundings. Howard grew weak in time and was brokenhearted upon the death of his beloved horse in 1947. Howard died three years later of a heart attack.

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  • Originally Created by: Theologianthespian
  • Added: 22 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7886799
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Stewart Howard (28 Feb 1877–6 Jun 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7886799, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .