Allen Douglas Henderson
March 9, 1946 Born in New York City. The son of Alexander Dawson Henderson Jr. and Lucia Maria Ernst.

Alex & Lucy

1946 The Henderson family moved from New York City to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
1953 Doug attended the Hillsboro Country Day School in Pompano Beach, Florida. His father was the administrator and founder of the school.
August 10, 1955 At age 9, Doug was listed as a passenger with his parents coming from Honolulu, Hawaii to San Francisco on the S.S. Lurline. Source: List of Inward-Bound Passengers.
1959 The A.D. Henderson Foundation was founded by his parents. The Foundation continues to support efforts furthering the goals of family planning, affordable day care and education for all children. The Foundation provides ongoing grants in South Florida and Vermont.

Doug Henderson

1964 Douglas Henderson graduated from the Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida.
July 9, 1964 His father died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
November 12, 1966

Doug married Cassandra Northwayat at the St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach, Florida. The reception was at his wife's parents home. Source: Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.


Doug Henderson

June 3, 1967

Lucia Angeline Henderson was born.

December 1, 1968

Doug's mother, Lucy E. Henderson, made a gift to the State and Florida Atlantic University to establish the Alexander D Henderson University School in Boca Raton, Florida.

September 2, 1970 Doug divorced Cassandra Northwayat in Broward County, Florida. Source: Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001.
1974 Doug developed the Marablue Farm. The farm covers over 275 acres in Reddick, Florida.

Marablue Farm

Tactical Advantage

  Doug owned the Beowulf Restaurant in Lighthouse Point and formerly of the New York Mets.
1975 Proud Birdie was purchased by Doug for $21,000 at the first Ocala Breeders' Sales Company sale of 2-year-olds in training sale. Proud Birdie entered stud at Marablue Farm in 1979. His big win came in the Marlboro Cup, but he also won four other stakes, including the Everglades Stakes. Proud Birdie retired with nine wins from 35 starts and earnings of $324,842. Source: May 6, 2003.

Tactical Advantage is one of the race horses at the Marablue Farm in Ocala, Florida.


Bought and expanded his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Doug's Sailboat "Pet"

December 4, 1982 Doug married his second wife, Barbara Kay Farsang in Broward County, Florida. Source: Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001; Certificate #103163.  
  Doug bought a farm in Brattleboro, Vermont. The farm produces Vermont Gold, distinctive maple & gourmet food products.
  His daughter, Lucia Angeline Henderson, married Adam Lavesque of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1995 The Marablue Farm became a commercial operation.

Doug & Nelson

May 1997 Doug and Barbara were divorced in Broward County, Florida. Source: Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001.
July 17 1999 Kiwi Mint, by Key to the Mint won a 1-1/16 m. turf allowance at Monmouth, his second win in a row and second win from three career starts. Owner: Marablue Farm.
January 2000 Doug's sailboat the "Pet" has sailed around the world. It is pictured here in Tortola, Virgin Islands.
May 2, 2003 Proud Birdie, who won the 1977 Marlboro Cup Handicap and sired 33 stakes winners, was euthanized May 2 because of complications from the infirmities of old age. Proud Birdie, age 30, was buried in a scenic wooded area at the Marablue Farm near Reddick, Florida. Source: May 6, 2003.

A. Douglas Henderson

Doug Henderson
(from foundation office)

May 12, 2005 Doug and his lady friend Melinda bought a 90 year old 3400 sq. ft. English Tudor house, which they have restored.
May 20, 2005 Doug sold his 180-acre Marablue Farm near Reddick, Florida., to Eddie Martin Jr., principal owner of Martin Stables South.
2012 Doug bought a ranch-style house in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, California.

Last update: Sunday , December 7, 2014