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Alex Picov

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A colour photo of Alex Picov.
Alex immigrated to Canada in 1921 with his wife and baby daughter. Soon after his arrival he started bringing draft horses back from the Praries to logging camps in northern Ontario. During the 1930's he established himself in Montreal, Cobalt, and Pickering as Canada's biggest horse dealer. Settling in Ajax he changed to saddle horses and during the 60's and 70's most Quarter Horses sold in Canada passed through the Picov Cattle Company. In 1968 he was instrumental in building Picov Downs and thus began the Quarter Horse Racing industry in Ontario.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.85012 Longitude: -79.03288
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Alex Picov

A colour photo of Alex Picov.