Wintergreen (horse)

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Wintergreen
Wintergreen 1909.jpg
1909 Kentucky Derby winner Wintergreen
Sire Dick Welles
Grandsire King Eric
Dam Winter
Damsire Exile
Sex Stallion, eventually Gelding
Foaled 1906
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Jerome Bristow Respess
Owner 1) Jerome B. Respess
2) D. Fisk
Trainer Charles Mack
Record 61:16-14-8
Earnings $12,820
Major wins
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1909)

Wintergreen (1906–1914) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best known for winning the 1909 Kentucky Derby and for being the first horse bred in Ohio to win the Derby.[1] Wintergreen was bred and trained by Jerome "Rome" Respess at his Ohio stud farm. Respess was a multimillionaire owner of a brewing company and also owned Wintergreen's sire, Dick Welles.[2]

Wintergreen raced from ages two to seven years old but did not win any stakes races before or after the Kentucky Derby but was a stakes performer for most of his career.[1]

Wintergreen was killed on April 10, 1914 in a fire that consumed barn #18 at the Latonia Race Track in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had been gelded some years previously and was racing for D. Fisk.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wintergreen Pedigree and Racing Stats". Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Wertheim, Arthur Frank and Barbara Blair (2001). The Papers of Will Rogers By Will Rogers. 
  3. ^ "Thoroughbreds cremated at Latonia.". Daily Racing Form. April 11, 1914. Retrieved 30 November 2010.