Derby Contenders

Live Oak Plantation

Charlotte Weber is the owner of Live Oak Plantation and was introduced to horse racing at a very young age by family members. She is the granddaughter of the Campbell Soup founder, John T. Dorrance, and one of the heirs to the company’s fortune. In 2005 she was honored with the Penny Chenery Most Distinguished Woman in Racing Award. Charlotte’s, Live Oak Stud, a 4500 acre breeding operation in Ocala Florida, has had offspring that have won at least $1 million in earnings for the past decade. Top horses include Breeders Cup Turf Mile winner, Miesque's Approval, Grade 1 winners To Honor and Serve, Brilliant Speed and Sultry Song to name a few. Charlotte Weber splits her time between her homes in Ocala, Florida; Hobe Sound, Florida; Saratoga Springs, New York; and New York City.