Bruce, Benjamin Gratz (1827-1891)
Section D, Lot 88
To join his brother in funding the journal Turf, Field and Farm in 1865, Benjamin Gratz Bruce gave up the practice of medicine and a prosperous grocery business. He compiled the first two volumes of the American Stud Book and then established The Livestock Record in Lexington. An authority on thoroughbred bloodlines and performances and an officer of numerous racing organizations, he was called "the best informed man in the United States on topics of the thoroughbred."
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