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  • 1951 - What was formerly the Blairsden (Peapack) stables, is sold to the Matheny School, (Walter and Marguerite Matheny founded in 1946) which is the present location for the Matheny Medical and Educational Center which focuses on children and adults cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida

  • 1915 - October 23 - The New Jersey Hunt Cup and the Essex Hounds Club run its first official steeplechase. The next year the event moves to Froh-Heim in Far Hills, the estate of Grant Schley, which later becomes Moorland Farms. Now called The Far Hills Race Meeting, it is still held the last Saturday of every October, rain or shine.

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