Greentree Stable, a dominant force on the American racing landscape for nearly eight decades, has joined six other legendary owners and was inducted into the Delaware Park Wall of Fame today. The others are Christiana Stable, Foxcatcher Farms, Brandywine Stable, Bohemia Stable, Windfields Farm and Walter Jeffords.
“Greentree Stable was a powerhouse stable during the golden era of American racing,” said Kevin DeLucia, Senior Vice President at Delaware Park. “Their success over multiple decades is a tribute to the Whitney family's dedication to the sport, which started with Payne Whitney in 1914. We are honored to induct them into our Wall of Fame.”
At Delaware Park, Greentree Stable won more than a dozen major stakes over a four-decade span. In 1978, it won the Delaware Handicap with Late Bloomer. It also won back-to-back Delaware Oaks with Piquet in 1940 and Tangled in 1941, as well as three Leonard Richards Stakes with Swing and Sway in 1941, Dockstrader in 1945 and Hall of Fame in 1951.
Other champions campaigned by Greentree Stable include: Twenty Grand, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1931; Shut Out, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1942; Capot, winner of the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1949; Tom Fool, Horse of the Year in 1953; and Stage Door Johnny, winner of the Belmont Stakes in 1968.
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