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Vester R. Wright

Deceased Person

Vester Richard "Tennessee" Wright (January 27, 1921 - July 25, 1966) was an American Champion Thoroughbred horse racing trainer who led all trainers in the United States in wins four times. Born in Gallatin, Tennessee, he was widely known as "Tennessee Wright." His major race wins included the 1953 Florida Derby with Money Broker, the 1956 Louisiana Derby with Reaping Right. His best run was probably Roman Line who won the 1961 Breeders' Futurity then in 1962 the Forerunner and Derby Trial Stakes before finishing second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes. On July 25, 1966, Tennessee Wright's promising career was cut short when he suffered a heart attack and died at age forty-five. In 1991, he was inducted posthumously into the Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Vester Wright
Date of birth
1921-01-27
Place of birth
Gallatin
Profession
Horse trainer

Death

Date of death
1966-07-25

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