He won three Eclipse Awards in a career that spanned nearly a half-century and guided the fortunes of three Horse of the Year winners. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1974.
Footage contained in the documentary will include victories by two of Whittingham's stars: Horses of the Year, SUNDAY SILENCE and FERDINAND. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of FERDINAND's Kentucky Derby victory.
In addition to interviews with members of Whittingham's family - wife, Peggy, and their children Charlene and Michael; discussions with noted turf writer and author, Jay Hovdey, who penned a Whittingham biography (Whittingham: The Story of a Thoroughbred Racing Legend) in 1993, and famed composer/producer, Burt Bacharach, a longtime racing enthusiast and Whittingham friend are also included.
Others interviewed are fellow conditioners Ron McAnally, Neil Drysdale, Laura de Seroux, and Tim Yakteen; longtime turf writer, Jay Privman, as well as jockey Patrick Valenzuela.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|