02/03/2010 12:00AM

Clagett, Maryland breeder, dies

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Hal C. B. Clagett, the breeder of millionaire Little Bold John, died Monday at age 93.

Clagett was a former president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, which announced his death Wednesday.

Clagett was a former president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, which announced his death Wednesday. Clagett died Monday.

Clagett, a lawyer, was influential in developing legislation that created Maryland s statebred fund. In addition to breeding Little Bold John, he also bred the winners of five Maryland Millions races. His scarlet and pink silks also were seen regularly in Maryland winner s circles.

Clagett received the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying more than 20 combat missions while serving as a pilot in the Pacific during World War II. He was a ninth-generation Maryland farm owner, his family having established its first farm there in 1670.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14519 Church Street, in Upper Marlboro, Md. The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, c/o MHBA, Box 427, Timonium, Md., 21094.