James “Jim” Arnold, owner of Arnold Farm in Hillsdale, Mich., died Tuesday at the age of 75.
Arnold Farm is perennially one of Michigan’s leading Thoroughbred breeding and sales operations. The farm was honored as the state’s 2010 Breeder of the Year at last Sunday’s Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association year-end dinner. It also accounted for the award winners in two racing divisions and co-stallion of the year, Meadow Prayer.
Arnold’s passing added to an already difficult year for the farm and family, after losing Jim’s wife, Marcia, on Oct. 20 and leading sire Meadow Prayer over the summer.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Funeral services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hillsdale Free Methodist Church, followed by interment at Cambria Cemetery at 2 p.m.
To view Arnold’s obituary on Hillsdale.net, click here.