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Greek Money

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)
Honours
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.

Background

Greek Money was a chestnut horse sired by Greek Song whose wins included the 1950 Arlington Classic. His dam was the 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.

Greek Money was rained by Buddy Raines.

Racing career

Greek Money had won three of his four starts going into the 1962 Preakness Stakes. Ridden by Aqueduct Racetrack. In 1964, Greek Money won the Pennycomequick Purse at Delaware Park Racetrack.

Stud record

As a sire, Greek Money met with limited success.

Breeding

Pedigree of Greek Money
Sire
Greek Song

ch. 1947

Heliopolis

bay 1936

Hyperion Gainsborough
Selene
Drift Swynford
Santa Cruz
Sylvan Song

bay 1932

Royal Minstrel Tetratema
Harpsichord
Glade Touch Me Not
Idle Dell
Dam
Lucy Lufton

ch. 1952

Nimbus

bay 1946

Nearco Pharos
Nogara
Kong Baytown
Clang
Barchester

bay 1944

Umidwar Blandford
Uganda
Belbroughton King Solomon
Doublure

References

  • Greek Money's pedigree and partial racing stats
  • Video at YouTube of Greek Money winning the 1962 Preakness Stakes
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