Ocala FL Horse Farms Legend Dies

Famed Ocala FL horse farms legend, Harry Mangurian, died Sunday at the age of 82 at the Holy Cross Hospital located in Fort Lauderdale Florida. (And you sports fans also know that he was the former owner of the Boston Celtics from 1979-1983.) He was well known in the thoroughbred horse industry, and was one of the premier breeders in Florida.

One of the most notable ventures he did in the Ocala horse farm community was to expand and grow a 300 acre farm then known as Tartan Farms, and increase its size to 1100 acres which has now become known as Mockingbird Farm.

He was also well known for his philanthropic efforts. After the World Trade Centers attacks on 9/11, he donated $1 million to the New York Heroes Fund – and even more recently gave $5 million for a new women’s health center at the Holy Cross Hospital.

Its unfortunate to see such a good person pass away. The world is a little dimmer.