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Peaceful, Easy Feeling: Anthony Bilotta

“He used to be my screensaver on my computer. Every day I would wake up, do real estate and I would see this horse run across the finish line winning the Derby Trial and there was Alydeed,” said Anthony Bilotta barely pausing to catch a breath as he gushed about the champion racehorse and stud. “Alydeed, who I call the great Alydeed, was a horse trained by Roger Attfield and owned by Woodbine’s chairman of the board at the time, the Willmots.” Little did Bilotta know then, but the 1992 Queen’s Plate champ would inspire him to buy a thoroughbred breeding operation near Didsbury, AB. In 2013, Bilotta was driving to visit his son at Olds College about a 15-20 minute drive from Peaceful Valley Farms (where Alydeed resides) when his wife Janice came up with an idea. “My wife said to me, ‘You know, Alydeed is right nearby. Why…

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