Anyone interested in horseracing should find a trip to Bowie most satisfying — in particular, Belair Mansion and Stables, whose curator and guide are most informative and delightfully generous with their knowledge.
Among Belair’s bragging points are Gallant Fox, Omaha and Nashua. Selima is also associated with Belair.
The mansion, once occupied by Governor Ogle, went through many changes over the centuries. But, as the curator tells us, this museum reflects those changes, rather than trying to be true to only one particular point in time. It works particularly well in this case, since most changes tended to be improvements.over 7 years ago