George DeBenedicty

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George DeBenedicty
George DeBenedicty with Leroidesanimaux.jpg
DeBenedicty with sire Leroidesanimaux
Born George Szunyogh DeBenedicty
(1949-06-12) June 12, 1949 (age 67)
Budapest, Hungary
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Broker, entrepreneur, horse breeder
Spouse(s) Karin Bell DeBenedicty
Children Victoria DeBenedicty (born 1995)
Adrian W. Bell III (born 1987)
Evelyn M. Bell (born 1987)
Website Ocala Ranches

George DeBenedicty (born June 12, 1949) founded Pegasus Realty & Associates, Inc. in Ocala, Florida, in 1982. Since then he has sold over $600 million[1] of farms, training centers and acreages; becoming the leader in equine property sales.[2] DeBenedicty owns and operates American Eagle Farm in Ocala,[3] races his thoroughbred race horses on both the East and West coast, is very involved in horse breeding[4] and is also involved in the hunter/jumper show circuit.

Early life[edit]

DeBenedicty was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. At age 16 he won the Hungarian modern pentathlon championships.[citation needed] When he turned 17 he began competing all across Europe; in France, Austria, Germany and Poland, representing the Hungarian national team. He immigrated to New York City at the age of 18. At age 19, he joined The New York Athletic Club fencing team. In 1969, he competed and made the final in Martini & Rossi International Cup in NYC. During this time he had been accepted to New York University under a full fencing scholarship. In the 1971 NCAA Fencing Championships, he won both the individual épée and the team titles with NYU.

Career[edit]

DeBenedicty began his real estate career in 1976 joining Weichert Realtors as a real estate agent in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1978 DeBenedicty became office manager of Weichert Realtors in their office in Middletown.

DeBenedicty moved to Ocala, Florida, in 1981. Shortly after arriving there, DeBenedicty started his own real estate company called Pegasus Realty & Associates, Inc., in 1982. He started getting further involved in the thoroughbred horse industry in 1985 when he first started breeding horses. He had many victories on the race track throughout the years. His greatest was winning the Crown Royal Stakes at Churchill Downs with his horse Broadway Beau,[5] in 1996.

Personal life[edit]

DeBenedicty has been married to Karin Bell since 1990. They had a daughter named Victoria in October 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About George". Pegasus Realty. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ Conley, Ryan (2004-04-19). "Selling Horse Country". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ Unknown (2010-01-25). "Say Hello To JetBlue Girl". JetBlue- BlueTales. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  4. ^ Unknown (2010-01-25). "Say Hello To JetBlue Girl". JetBlue- BlueTales. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  5. ^ http://www.pedigreequery.com/broadway+beau

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