Gant Brunnett Architects

Belair Stable Museum

Bowie, Maryland
Project type: Cultural
Tags: Historic Restoration

The Belair estate is attributed with being the birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing in America. In 1747, Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle imported the first thoroughbreds to the United States. The tradition of thoroughbred racing continued into the 20th century with the famous Woodward family horses, including Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox, Omaha, and Nashua.

The circa 1907 stable has been restored for use as an exhibit museum, housing rare artifacts along with archival documentation of the racing heritage at Belair.