Harry Isaacs, was breeder of horses

September 26, 1990

Harry Z. Isaacs, a horse breeder and retired clothing manufacturer, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 86.

Services for Mr. Isaacs were being held today at at his home, Brookfield Farm, in Glyndon.

He was long associated with I.C. Isaacs & Co., started by his father, which manufactured men's and women's pants. He sold the company in 1984 to a group of employees and other investors, but he remained as a consultant until retiring last year.

As a breeder, he specialized for many years in horses of the Fair Play bloodline that had included Man o' War. Brookfield Farm horses included Intent, a grandson of Man o' War, and Intentionally, winner in the late 1950s and early 1960s of 18 of 34 races and more than $600,000. In 1989, I Rejoice, another of Mr. Isaacs' horses, won the Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

Brookfield Farm was bought in 1986 by Mr. Isaacs, who spent 2 1/2 years restoring the early 19th-century brick house and establishing it as a museum.

Born in Louisville, Ky., Mr. Isaacs grew up in Baltimore. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by a sister, Miriam Lissberger of Santa Rosa, Calif.

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