Two major figures in Thoroughbred racing have died in February at their homes in Rancho Santa Fe.
Betty L. Mabee, a philanthropist who with her husband, John, built
one of California’s leading Thoroughbred breeding farms in the hills of
Ramona, died Monday after an extended illness, according to her only
child, Larry. She was 88.
And Mary Elizabeth Florsheim Bradley, who was the owner of several
major stakes winners in the 1970s and ’80s along with trainer Charlie
Whittingham and jockey Bill Shoemaker, died of natural causes at her
Rancho Santa Fe home on Feb. 5 at the age of 90.