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George Conway

George Conway
Occupation Trainer
Born c.1878
Died June 20, 1939
Oceanport, New Jersey, USA
Major racing wins

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1925, 1937)
Manor Handicap (1925)
Cincinnati Derby (1926)
Dwyer Stakes (1926, 1933)
Havre de Grace Handicap (1926)
Huron Handicap (1926, 1932)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1926, 1938)
Riggs Memorial Handicap (1926)
Suburban Handicap (1926, 1927)
Travers Stakes (1932)
Test Stakes (1933)
Great American Stakes (1936)
Washington Handicap (1937)
Pimlico Special (1937)
Saratoga Cup (1938)
Whitney Handicap (1938)
Wilson Stakes (1938)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1938)
Queens County Handicap (1938)
Rhode Island Handicap (1938)
Widener Handicap (1938)
Massachusetts Handicap (1941)
Narragansett Special (1941)

Triple Crown race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1937)
Preakness Stakes (1937)
Belmont Stakes (1926, 1937)
Significant horses
American Flag, Crusader, Maid at Arms,
War Admiral, War Relic

George H. Conway (c. 1878 - June 20, 1939)[1]) was a Triple Crown-winning American horse trainer who worked at Glen Riddle Farm in Berlin, Maryland. He is best known for training War Admiral, who won the Triple Crown in 1937 and was selected as the American Horse of the Year over his nephew and competitor Seabiscuit. Other notable horses trained by Conway include American Flag, who won the Belmont Stakes in 1925 before training with Conway, Crusader, who won the 1926 Belmont Stakes with Conway, Maid at Arms, who was the 1925 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, and War Relic, who was the last horse that Conway trained.

Conway retired to Oceanport, New Jersey, in June 1939, where he died on June 20, 1939.[2][3]


  1. ^ Chicago Tribune obituary
  2. ^ Staff. "Conway, Trainer, Retires", The New York Times, June 17, 1939. Accessed September 13, 2015. "Riddle have been doffed almost simultaneously by War Admiral and his trainer, George Conway. Riddle announced today the trainer had already retired to a cottage at Oceanport, N. J., compelled to leave the track by illness after spending fifty of his sixty-six years with his charges."
  3. ^ "GEORGE CONWAY, WAR ADMIRAL'S TRAINER, DIES (June 21, 1939)". Retrieved 2016-05-07. 

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