Horse owner-breeder Richard Bomze dies at 76

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Richard Bomze, a top thoroughbred owner and breeder in New York, has died at 76.

The New York Racing Association said he died Tuesday at his home in Hollywood, Fla.

Bomze was the owner-breeder of champion New York-bred brothers Fourstardave and Fourstars Allstar. He was a past president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and was voted outstanding breeder three times by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders.

Bomze spent $2,500 for the mare Broadway Joan, who foaled Fourstardave in 1985 and Fourstars Allstar three years later.

Fourstardave won 21 times and was known as the "Sultan of Saratoga" for having won at Saratoga Race Course every year from 1987 to 1994. The Daryl's Joy race was renamed the Fourstardave Handicap in 1996.