Greek Money

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Greek Money
Sire Greek Song
Grandsire Heliopolis
Dam Lucy Lufton
Damsire Nimbus
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1959
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Renappi Corporation
Owner Brandywine Stable
Trainer Virgil W. Raines
Record 39: 10-6-2
Earnings US$239,433
Major wins

James H. Connors Memorial Stakes (1961)
Chesapeake Stakes (1962)
Excelsior Handicap (1963)
Pennycomequick Purse (1964)

American Triple Crown wins:
Preakness Stakes (1962)
Greek Money Stakes at Laurel Park

Greek Money (foaled 1959 in Virginia) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes.


Greek Money was a chestnut horse sired by Greek Song whose wins included the 1950 Arlington Classic. His dam was English mare Lucy Lufton, a daughter of Nimbus, the 1949 Epsom Derby winner. Greek Money was bred and raced by entities owned by Donald P. Ross, co-owner of Delaware Park Racetrack. He was trained by Buddy Raines.

Racing career[edit]

Greek Money had won three of his four starts going into the 1962 Preakness Stakes. Ridden by John Rotz, he defeated Ridan by a nose to win the Preakness. [1] Greek Money was made the betting favorite for the Belmont Stakes [2] but finished seventh to winner Jaipur. After that, he won only an allowance race in his next six starts. In 1963, his most important win of the year came in the Excelsior Handicap at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack. In 1964, Greek Money won the Pennycomequick Purse at Delaware Park Racetrack.

Stud record[edit]

As a sire, Greek Money met with limited success.


Pedigree of Greek Money
Greek Song

ch. 1947


bay 1936

Hyperion Gainsborough
Drift Swynford
Santa Cruz
Sylvan Song

bay 1932

Royal Minstrel Tetratema
Glade Touch Me Not
Idle Dell
Lucy Lufton

ch. 1952


bay 1946

Nearco Pharos
Kong Baytown

bay 1944

Umidwar Blandford
Belbroughton King Solomon