Harry Payne Whitney

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Birthday
29, 1872
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 26, 1930 (58)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1872
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 26, 1930 (58)

About

Scion of the powerful Whitney family who bred more than a dozen eventual Kentucky Derby horses.

Before Fame

He studied law at Yale University, where he was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society.

Trivia

His horse Regret was the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

Family Life

He married Gertrude Vanderbilt, the great-granddaughter of the Commodore.

Associated With

The actor James Whitmore was also a member of Yale's Skull and Bones.