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Northridge real estate map circa 1935


Contractor For Stanwyck and Marx Homes
Charles Nielsen circa 1937
Photo courtesy of Marie Eason, daughter of C. Nielsen

Charles Nielsen with his children
Charles Nielsen with his children Marie and John
Marwyck Ranch 10127 Reseda Blvd. Northridge
Photo Courtesy of Rhonda Mohr
Circa 1937

Photos of Barbara Stanwyck home and Marwyck Ranch:
a thoroughbred breeding ranch circa 1937




Marwyck Ranch History Poster

Marwyck's First Two Kentucky Stallions

The Nut Horse
The Nut
Photo Courtesy of Keeneland/Cook, Keeneland Library - Lexington, Kentucky

Blind Boy and The Nut Horses
The Nut and Blind Bowboy
Hanover Handicap at Aqueduct on June 17, 1932.
Mark Garnev up on The Nut, owner G. Bostwick up on Blind Bowboy.
Garnev inducted into Racing Hall of Fame in 1969.
Photo Courtesy of Keeneland/Cook, Keeneland Library

Saxon Ellis Horse
Saxon at Saratoga with G. Ellis up. Date Unknown
Saxon ran at Saratoga in 1926 and 1927.
Photo Courtesy of Keeneland/Cook, Keeneland Library - Lexington, Kentucky

Photos of Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor circa 1939


Oakridge Estate aerial map circa 1952

Jack Oakie


Jack Oakie in his den

Photos below courtesy of California Thoroughbred Breeding Association, Arcadia, CA

Marwyck Ranch Renamed Northridge Farms, circa 1950


Original home of Zeppo and Marion Marx. Remodeled in 1953 for J. H. Ryan, owner of Northridge Farms. Photo by Bob Hopper


L) Resedea Blvd. entrance to Northridge Farms. Photo by Bob Hopper 1951. R) View of Northridge Farms pasture from the J. H. Ryan home. Photo by Bob Hopper 1953.

Northridge Farms Owned by J. H. Ryan

Photos Courtesy of J. H. Ryan Family
1943-1961

J. H. Ryan, Jerry Lambert, Annette Ryan at Santa Anita
J. H. Ryan, Jerry Lambert, Annette Ryan at Santa Anita 

 
Jack Oakie, Jimmy Durante and Schnoz Durante c. 1955

 Jacke Oakie, Schnoz Durante with Jimmy Durante  Parade of Stallions with Jimmy Durante
 L) Jack Oakie, Schnoz Durante and Jimmy Durante c. 1955. R) Parade of Stallions and Guests with Jimmy Durante c. 1955

Parade of Stallions
Guests for Parade of Stallions at Northridge Farms c. 1956

Parade of Stallions
Guests for Parade of Stallions at Northridge Farms c. 1956


Parade of Stallions
Guests for Parade of Stallions at Northridge Farms c. 1956

Northridge Farms Event with Judy Garland
Event at Northridge Farms. Judy Garland at far right.

Jim and Rosemary Ryan with Royal Rage  The Roses with Ace Rose and Ryana Ranch
L) Jim and Rosemary (Ryan) Jordan with Royal Rage c. 1950. R) The Roses with Ace Rose at Ryana Ranch c. 1951

Farm Manager with Oakie Property in Distance  Reading II, Northridge Farms Stud
L) Flavio Lomax, farm manager, with Blue Reading c.1953 Note Stanwyck/Oakie tennis courts lights in background;
R) Reading II Northridge Farms Stud

Northridge Farms Rider on Horse  Merlin Volzke trainer Red
L) Northridge Farms exercise rider on training track.
R) J.H. and Annette Ryan with jockey Merlin Volzke, trainer Red McDaniel and Jim Jordan. Apple Valley wins Santa Anita Maturity 1954

Rosemary Jordan (Ryan), Mr and Mrs Travis Kerr of Oklahoma, JH Ryan, Cheryl Jordan, Jim Jordan and Jack Oakie at the Ryan’s dinner table c 1950
Rosemary Jordan (Ryan), Mr and Mrs Travis Kerr of Oklahoma, JH Ryan, Cheryl Jordan, Jim Jordan and Jack Oakie at the Ryan’s dinner table c. 1950

Jockeys on Northridge Farms Training Track
Exercise riders on Northridge Farms training track - 6 furlongs c. 1960

Ryans Celebrate at Track
Annette and J. H. Ryan celebrate at racetrack.

Photos Courtesy of Flavio and Lila Lomax

  Stallion Blue Reading with Flavio Lomax
Stallion Blue Reading with Flavio Lomax. Career winnings $187,000 c. 1956

JH Ryan with Steve and Flavio Lomax  Flavio Lomax with Northridge Farms Thoroughbred
L) J.H. Ryan with Steve and Flavio Lomax at Northridge Farms.
R) Flavio Lomax, farm manager, with brood mare Good Excuse in front of Northridge Farms office.

Letter about Altura
Letter to Carleton F. Burke

Twin Foals Article
Newborns at Northridge Farms

Northridge Farm Article

AppleValley

Van Nuys 1937
View Entire Article

Northridge Farms Champions and California Race Tracks

Photos Courtesy of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Good Excuse  Good Excuse and foal
L) Good Excuse J.H. Ryan’s grand race mare. R) Good Excuse with a foal

Reading II  Alibhai
L) Reading II out of Good Excuse. R) Alibhai, famous California Thoroughbred sire

Eiffell Tower  Apple Valley
L) Eiffel Tower sire of Harry Hart’s winner Royal Eiffel
R) The Ryans with Apple Valley, Winner of Santa Anita Maturity Jan. 1954 and Del Mar Derby

Royal Eiffel
Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Mrs. Harry Hart with Harry Hart's Royal Eiffel at Del Mar
Winner of Oceanside Handicap and La Jolla Mile

Call Bell
Mary Strnad's Call Bell sired by Alibhai
Winner of California Breeders Champion Stakes 1950 Northridge Farms Stud

War Knight
War Knight foaled and trained at Northridge Farms by Harry Hart and Ernie Shaw. Winner of 1946 Santa Anita Handicap

Del Mar Thoroughbreds unloaded for racing season  Del Mar horses soak in ocean surf
L) Del Mar California Thoroughbreds unloaded froms trains for the racing season.
R) Thoroughbreds soaking in ocean surf at Del Mar

Del Mar Race Track  Hollywoood Park
L) Del Mar Race Track. R) Hollywood Park on a race day

Hollywood Park: and they're off  Hollywood Park
L) Hollywood Park “And they're off . . .” R)  Crossing the finish line at Hollywood Park

Santa Anita  Santa Anita Backstretch
L) Santa Anita Race Track horses saddled up. R) Santa Anita backstretch

Santa Anita  Ryana Ranch
L) Crossing the finish line at Santa Anita. R) Yearlings frolic at Ryana Ranch in Northridge

Rosemary Jordan Ryan
Rosemary Ryan with Style Prince, 1945 Haggin Stakes Winner

Historic Aerials


UCLA Department of Geography, The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives, Spence Air Photo Collection

San Fernando Valley - Balboa Boulevard looking west to Chatsworth and Devonshire Downs near center. Directly above it is Northridge Farms, Formerly Marwyck Ranch. 1958.

Used with permission copyright UCLA Department of Geography

UCLA Department of Geography, The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives, Spence Air Photo Collection

Aerial of Marwyck Ranch and Santa Susana Mountains Looking North 1939.

Used with permission copyright UCLA Department of Geography

UCLA Department of Geography, The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives, Spence Air Photo Collection

Huntsinger Turkey Farm and Marwyck Ranch Training Track looking north to Ranch with Barbara Stanwyck and Zeppo Marx homes on Devonshire Street. 1937

Used with permission copyright UCLA Department of Geography


UCLA Department of Geography, The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives, Spence Air Photo Collection

Stanwyck, Marx, and guest house at northern edge of Marwyck Ranch on Devonshire St. looking east to Reseda Blvd. 1937

Used with permission copyright UCLA Department of Geography


UCLA Department of Geography, The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives, Spence Air Photo Collection

View of northern portion Marwyck Ranch, Stanwyck and Marx homes looking north to Santa Susana Mountains. 1937

Used with permission copyright UCLA Department of Geography

1952 Aerial Photo of Marwyck Ranch / Northridge Farms


Close up of article:


Due to additional historic research, this article should state Harry S. Hart not William Hart


 

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