David A. Whiteley

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David A. Whiteley
Occupation Trainer
Born c. 1944
United States
Career wins 678
Major racing wins

Miss Woodford Stakes (1971)
Saranac Stakes (1972, 1977)
Go For Wand Handicap (1974)
San Gabriel Handicap (1973)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap
(1974, 1979)
San Luis Obispo Handicap (1974)
San Luis Rey Handicap (1974)
Prioress Stakes (1975)
San Pasqual Handicap (1975)
Withers Stakes (1975)
Chick Lang Stakes (1976)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1976)
Cotillion Handicap (1976)
Gazelle Stakes (1976)
Gotham Stakes (1976)
Monmouth Oaks (1976)
Ruffian Handicap (1976)
Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap
(1976, 1980)
Dwyer Stakes (1977, 1979)
Bowling Green Handicap (1978)
Fort Marcy Handicap (1978)
Nashua Stakes (1978)
Red Smith Handicap
(1978, 1979, 1982)
Remsen Stakes (1978)
Test Stakes (1978, 1979)
Top Flight Handicap (1978, 1979)
Beldame Stakes (1979)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (1979)
Peter Pan Stakes (1979)
San Antonio Handicap (1979)
San Marcos Stakes (1979)
Santa Ana Handicap (1979)
Santa Barbara Handicap (1979)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1979)
Diana Stakes (1980)
Dixie Stakes (1980, 1983)
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1980)
Man o' War Stakes (1980)
New York Stakes (1980)
Suwannee River Stakes (1980, 1983)
Everglades Stakes (1981)
Shuvee Handicap (1982)
Brooklyn Handicap (1983)
Delaware Handicap (1983)
Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap (1983)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1979)
Significant horses
Coastal, Astray, Highland Blade, Just A Game, Northernette, Revidere, Tiller, Waya

David A. Whiteley (born c. 1944) is a retired American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer who trained three Champions[1] and who in 1979 won the third leg of the U.S. Triple Crown.[2]

The son of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr., he grew up in the industry.[3]

David Whiteley's win with Coastal in the 1979 Belmont Stakes ended the Triple Crown hopes of Spectacular Bid.[4]

His three Champions were all female horses:

  1. Revidere,1976 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly for William Haggin Perry
  2. Waya, 1979 American Champion Older Female Horse for Peter M. Brant and George W. Strawbridge, Jr.
  3. Just A Game, 1980 American Champion Female Turf Horse for owners Peter M. Brant and H. Joseph Allen

Whiteley retired in November 1995.