Harry J. Aleo
December 7, 1919|
Noe Valley, San Francisco, California, United States
June 21, 2008|
San Francisco, California, United States
|Cause of death||cancer|
|Residence||San Francisco, California|
|Education||Mission High School|
|Occupation||Real Estate agent/investor, Racehorse owner|
Carol, Terri, Valerie
Harry J. Aleo (December 7, 1919 - June 21, 2008) was an American businessman and owner of Thoroughbred racehorses. Born in Noe Valley, San Francisco, California, he was a lifelong resident of San Francisco. During World War II he served overseas with the United States Army where among his campaigns he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. At war's end, Aleo returned home and founded Twin Peaks Properties, a real estate and insurance brokerage firm he would own and operate until his death.
In 1979 he became involved in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Throughout his more than two decades in racing, his only trainer was Greg Gilchrist. His most famous horse was the ill-fated Lost in the Fog who was voted the Eclipse Award as the 2005 American Champion Sprint Horse.