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Greek Money

Greek Money
Sire Greek Song
Dam Lucy Lufton
Grandsire Heliopolis
Damsire Nimbus
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1959
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Renappi Corporation
Owner Brandywine Stable
Trainer Virgil W. Raines
Record 39: 10-6-2
Earnings US$239,433
Summary
Greek Money is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lucy Lufton by Greek Song. He was born around 1959 in the United States, and was bred by Renappi Corporation.
Major wins

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

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1962)
Honors
Greek Money Stakes at Laurel Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

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. Out of the English mare, Lucy Lufton, he was sired by Greek Song whose wins included the 1950 Arlington Classic. Damsire Nimbus, the 1949 Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse in England, was a son of the very great runner and extremely important sire, Nearco. Greek Money was bred and raced by entities owned by Donald P. Ross, co-owner of Delaware Park Racetrack.

Trained by Buddy Raines, Greek Money had won three of his four starts going into the 1962 Preakness Stakes. Ridden by John Rotz, Greek Money 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.

As a sire, Greek Money met with limited success.

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