REGRET- You will regret you raced against her.....
Race Record


Below you will find information on the people that helped get Regret to the track. If you have any more information you would like to add, please email me.

Owner/Breeder: Harry Payne Whitney

Harry Payne Whitney
Harry Payne Whitney, Wikipedia

Harry Payne Whitney was born on April 29, 1972 into the very wealthy and prominent Whitney family of New York City, New York. He was born the oldest son to the United States Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney.

Whitney went to the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts, and then went on to attend Yale and recive a law degree in 1894.

Whitney was an avid horseman. Not only was he one of the premiere thoroughbred racehorse owners and breeders, he was also a 10-goal polo player. Whitney had actually organized the US Polo Team that beat England in 1909.

Whitney developed the polo pony by crossing American Quarter Horse stallions with his Thoroughbred mares. He was also America's leading owner of Thoroughbred's on eight occasions and bred over 200 stakes winners. He also had 19 horses go postward for the Kentucky Derby and won it his first try with the filly Regret, who was eventually Horse of the Year and inducted into NMR's Hall of Fame. He won it once more with Whickery in 1927. He had six Preakness winners and 4 Belmont Stakes winners, one of which, Burgomaster was Horse fo the Year in 1906. Whitney's breeding operation also produced champions Equipoes and Johren.

Trainer: James G. Rowe, Sr.

James Rowe, Sr. Wikipedia

James G. Rowe, Sr. was one of the finest thoroughbred horse trainers in the country during his phenominal career that spanned 54 years from 1876 to 1929 and included 39 champions.

Rowe started off as a jockey, and was America's leading jockey from 1871-1873 and won the Belmont Stakes twice.

Rowe made his name known by training champions Miss Woodford, the first horse to win $100,000, Hindoo and Lake Blackburn. Owners that he trained for included the prominant August Belmont, James R. Keene and H.P. Whitney.

Rowe's most memorable horses have to be Regret and Colin. Regret was the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby and Colin was unbeatable. You might recall that Colin and Fair Play (Man o' War's sire) dueled it out very often over the racetrack, but Colin was just unstoppable!!!

James Rowe, Sr was inducted into NMR's Hall of Fame in 1955.

Jockey: Joe Notter

Joe Notter and Colin, NMR Hall of Fame

Joe Notter rode from 1904-1918. Not much is known about his race record, but he did grow up in New York, and like other jockey's of his time he went to the track early, at around 10 years of age.

He won his first race at 13 on a 100-1 longshot named Hydrangea.

Two of Notter's most famous mounts are Regret, with whom he won the 1915 Derby on, who was also the first filly to ever win the Kentucky Derby. Also, he piloted Whisk Broom II to win the Handicap Triple Crown; the Metropolitan, the Suburban and the Brooklyn in 1913. Unfortunatly, by the still young age of 18, Notter had gained to much weight to ride regularly. By this time he did not race in more than 21 races a year, and usually only did this by really working hard to lose the weight, and the races were usually significant stakes races.

Notter also rode the wonder horse, Colin, whom he considers his best mount. He also rode such horses as Fair Play, Sweep, Peter Pan, Borrow and Ballot.

He was the leading jockey winner in 1908 and was inducted into the hall of fame in 1963.

Retirement Farm: C.V. Whitney Farm/Gainesway Farm

C.V. Whitney

C.V. Whitney was Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, who was the son of Harry Payne Whitney, the owner/breeder of Regret. I do not know much about the farm, but it did breed over 175 stakes winners and was located in Lexington, Kentucky. Eventually age forced C.V. to sell a large portion of the land to Gainesway Farm. After his death in 1992, his widow continued breeding and racing operations on a smaller scale.

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