The Land Report

Winter 2017

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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84 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 L eslie and John Malone acquired Florida's historic Bridlewood Farm in August 2013. More than 100 stakes winners have been bred and raised under the Bridlewood name, including the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preak- ness Stakes winner Smarty Jones. That tradition not only continues under the Malones' steward- ship but was embellished when Tapwrit won the 2017 Belmont Stakes. Not only did the Tapit colt train at Bridlewood, but the Malones own a share of the stakes winner. "We're approaching retirement age, and we were originally thinking of a retirement place. And the thrill and excite- ment of the Thoroughbred industry, coupled with the opportunity to preserve such a famed operation, was an opportunity too good to pass up," John Malone told The Blood-Horse. John Malone 2,200,000 acres POISED TO STRIKE. Tapwrit (center) readies to challenge Irish War Cry in the 2017 Belmont Stakes. The Tapit colt trained at the Malones' Bridlewood Farm in Ocala. USA TODAY SPORTS 1

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