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Irving Abb Dead at Eighty-six

Irving Victor Marken Abb died at his home in Woodbine, Maryland on July 13, 2012 at age eighty-six.

Mr. Abb was a passionate foxhunter. He kept a private pack of hounds in Howard County, Maryland in the 1970s. He helped organize the Carrollton Hounds and, after he stopped riding horses, followed the Goshen Hounds in his vehicle.

Mr. Abb was as knowledgeable as he was passionate about the sport. An enthusiastic reader, I greatly enjoyed his occasional phone calls to comment on a just-published article while I was editor of Covertside.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, PO Box 834, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Read Tom Pardoe’s tribute to Irving Abb and three other men dear to Tom and to the Goshen Hounds.

Posted September 12, 2012