01/27/2012 11:43PM

James Edwards, New York breeder, dead at age 94


LEXINGTON, Ky. - James Edwards, a two-time New York breeder of the year who owned Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., and the Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y., has died at age 94. 

Edwards died at his home in Redding, Conn. He was the owner and president of Churchill Business Forms in Newton, Conn.

Edwards was an active member of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and campaigned such stakes winners as graded winner Dewars Rocks, Princess Dixie, Image Maker, Talc Duster, Kate’s Valentine, Pretty Suzi, Talc’s Coventry, Bo Bo’s Vice, and Solar Deputy, among others. 

Edwards is survived by his wife of 66 years, Harriet; son James F. Edwards IV; daughters Elizabeth Lane, Margaret Edwards, and Alison Oles; and six grandchildren.

Services and burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Ridgefield, Conn., will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Danbury Hospita; Development Fund, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, Conn., 06810.