Pay Tribute to Memory of Wareen Wight Here: Unveil Portrait of Late Owner on Day Memorial Stakes Will be Run, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Pay Tribute to Memory Of Warren Wright Here Unyeil Portrait of Late Owner on Day Memorial Stakes Will Be Run The late Warren Wright, who owned the fabulous Calumet racing stable, will be honored three ways on June 27 at Arlington Park. A luncheon in his memory will be held in the Post and Paddock Club at noon, followed by the unveiling of a painting of Mr. Wright, and climaxed by the inaugural running of a 0,000 added stakes, the Warren Wright Memorial. A painting of Laurance Armour, Post and Paddock Club president for the past 20 years, will be presented at the same luncheon. Both portraits were done by the young Chicago artist, Jerome Gibbons. Wright was the worlds leading money-winning owner in 1941 and 1943, and every year from 1944 through 1949, except for 1945. From a modest beginning of ,150 earned by his horses in 1932, the Calumet Stable amassed total earnings of more than ,500,000 through 1950. Early in his career Wright was one of the original purchasers of Arlington Park, and was a founder-member of the Post and Paddock Club. He was on the first board of directors in 1929. It was not until 1932 that he started his cavalcade of racing and breeding successes that led his establishment to unparalleled achievement in the racing industry. Calumet-bred horses topped the American list money-wise in five seasons, and were the first group to top the million-dollar mark. Wright was elected to membership in The Jockey Club in 1937, and was- the guest of honor at the Thoroughbred Club of Americas annual testimonial dinner in 1940. Wright died December 28, 1950, at his Miami, Fla., home, but his devil-red and blue colors have continued under the direction of ┬╗his widow.

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