Louis R. Rowan

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Louis R. Rowan
Born September 27, 1911
California, United States
Died September 28, 1988
Pasadena, California
Occupation Businessman
Racehorse owner/breeder
Known for Co-founder: Oak Tree Racing Association

Louis R. Rowan (September 27, 1911 - September 28, 1988) was an American businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder.

A native of California, Rowan was educated in England. In 1968, along with Clement L. Hirsch and Dr. Jack Robbins, he co-founded the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Rowan was also a co-founder of the California Thoroughbred Foundation.

Louis Rowan bred and raced a number of successful horses. Among them were:

In his memory, the California Thoroughbred Foundation established the Louis R. Rowan Fellowship in Equine Studies at the University of California, Davis. [1] Named in his honor, the Louis R Rowan Handicap was run from 1988-1998 at Santa Anita Park.

Louis Rowan was living in Pasadena, California at the time of his death in 1988.