|Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons (left) and William Woodward, Sr|
Belair Stud horses were typically foaled at the Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. After the horses were weaned, they were sent to Belair. Each spring, Belair Stud owner William Woodward. Sr. and Sunny Jim would inspect all the yearlings at Belair, and they decided which horses would be sold and which horses would be trained. Many of the selected thoroughbreds were sent to Aqueduct for training - Fitzsimmons' home track. This was the process followed for Gallant Fox, Omaha and Nashua.