Derby Contenders

Charles Edward Whittingham

Charlie Whittingham was the two-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer of Ferdinand (1986) and Sunday Silence (1989), and the trainer of 1988 Kentucky Oaks winner Goodbye Halo.  Whittingham was the US Champion Trainer by earnings seven times and won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer three times. He won teh Santa Anita Hanicap and the Hollywood Gold Cup eight times each, and the Breeders' Cup Classic twice. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. Other notable horses include: Ack Ack, Exceller, Flawlessly, Cougar II, and Kennedy Road.