Elliott Burch

50-Year Flashback: Arts And Letters’ Travers Makes Banner Year For New York Sports

As a 2-year-old, Arts and Letters was good but not outstanding, winning two of his six starts. It was as a 3-year-old in 1969-50 years ago this summer-that the chestnut colt bred and raced by Hall of Famer Paul Mellon, trained by Hall of Famer Elliott Burch and ridden by another Hall of Famer in […]

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Veitch: Elliott Burch will be missed

There is no doubt trainer Elliott Burch will be missed by the Thoroughbred industry he loved so much. At 86, the great trainer of Sword Dancer, Arts and Letters and Fort Marcy is given a proper tribute by Michael Veitch of The Saratogian.

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Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch dies

Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch died Saturday at the age of 86. Burch trained for more than 30 years.  Three of his stakes winners were named Horse of the Year, including Sword Dancer in 1959.   Mr. Burch’s family distributed the following: Elliott Burch, 86 of Portsmouth, RI and formerly of Garden City, NY […]

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