1909 Kentucky Derby winner Wintergreen
|Sex||Stallion, eventually Gelding|
|Breeder||Jerome Bristow Respess|
|Owner||1) Jerome B. Respess
2) D. Fisk
|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. 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.
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.