John Fort caught the racing bug as a teeneager in South Carolina while watching Hall of Fame trainers Max Hirsh and Wood Stephens at a nearby training center. A top ranked polo player, Fort began Peachtree Stable in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia as a racing partnership to buy, race and sell high level horses. Peachtree had their biggest win in the 2011 G -1 Kentucky Oaks with Plum Pretty. The stable nearly captured the 2001 Kentucky Derby when Invisible Ink finished second just behind Monarchos. Other stakes winners that have won in the Peachtree silks include Mythical Power, Bonnie Blue Flag, High Cotton, Flashpoint, Wild Horses and Red Giant.