Noted Owner Wyeth, Breeder Of Union Rags, Dies At 78

by | 01.16.2019 | 5:02pm
Phyllis Wyeth with Union Rags

Phyllis Mills Wyeth, noted Thoroughbred owner/breeder and philanthropist, died earlier this week at the age of 78. Wyeth was best known for homebred Union Rags, who won the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Wyeth was the daughter of Richard Mills and Alice du Pont Mills, who were also involved in bloodstock, campaigning Devil's Bag and Gone West under their Hickory Tree Stable banner. Wyeth based her operation out of her Point Lookout Farm in Chadds Ford, Penn.

Wyeth was also known as a respected carriage driver and grew up in Middleburg, Va., riding point-to-points.

Besides her equestrian pursuits, Wyeth was a supporter of the Tri-County Conservancy, which later became the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. She was also founder of the Herring Gut Learning Center, which teaches children about aquaculture and marine conservation.

A private service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Phyllis's memory be made to the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Read more at Delaware Online

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