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John G. Canty

John Canty
Occupation Trainer
Birthplace Ireland
Birth date January 30, 1917
Death date January 7, 1992
Career wins not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Bing Crosby Handicap (1962)
Del Mar Handicap (1962)
Ramona Handicap (1965, 1971, 1972)
Junior Miss Stakes (1967)
Las Flores Handicap (1968)
Palomar Handicap (1969, 1971)
Honeymoon Stakes (1970)
Oceanside Handicap (1970)
Lakes And Flowers Handicap (1970)
California Breeders' Champion Stakes (1971)
California Derby (1971)
Del Mar Futurity (1971)
Haggin Stakes (1971)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (1971)
Milady Handicap (1971)
San Felipe Handicap (1971)
Santa Catalina Stakes (1971)
Autumn Days Handicap (1972)
Charles H. Strub Stakes (1972, 1973)
San Antonio Handicap (1972)
San Luis Rey Handicap (1972)
Santa Ana Handicap (1972)
San Diego Handicap (1977)
Santa Anita Oaks (1979)
Significant horses
Unconscious , Street Dancer, Royal Owl

John G. Canty (January 30, 1917 - January 7, 1992) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer.

A native of Ireland, his father and grandfather were racehorse trainers. He emigrated to the United States in 1953 and settled in California. After working in the horse racing industry, in 1959 he became a professional trainer. During his thirty-three year career, John Canty's best known horse was Unconscious , a colt owned by Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. Unconscious notably won the San Felipe Handicap, San Antonio Handicap, California Derby, Santa Catalina Stakes, and the Charles H. Strub Stakes and who was the betting favorite in the 1971 Kentucky Derby in which he ran fifth. [1]

John Canty was a partner with Castlebrook Farm in the horse Nor II who he conditioned to a win the 1972 San Luis Rey Handicap.

A resident of Arcadia, California, John Canty died of pneumonia at age seventy-two at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. [2]



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