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Wintergreen (horse)

Sire Dick Welles
Dam Winter
Grandsire King Eric
Damsire Exile
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1906
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Jerome Bristow Respess
Owner Jerome Bristow Respess
Trainer Charles Mack
Record 61:16-14-8
Earnings $12,820
Wintergreen is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Winter by Dick Welles. He was born around 1906 in the United States, and was bred by Jerome Bristow Respess.
Major wins
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1909)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Wintergreen (foaled 1906 in Ohio) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best known for winning the 1909 Kentucky Derby and for being the first horse bred in Ohio to win the Derby.[1] Wintergreen was bred and trained by Jerome "Rome" Respess at his Ohio stud farm. Respess was a multimillionaire owner of a brewing company and also owned Wintergreen's sire, Dick Welles.[2]

Wintergreen raced from ages two to seven years old but did not win any stakes races before or after the Kentucky Derby but was a stakes performer for most of his career.[1]


  1. Wintergreen Pedigree and Racing Stats[1]
  2. Arthur Frank Wertheim and Barbara Bair,The Papers of Will Rogers By Will Rogers 2001.[2]


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