Derby Contenders

Lynn Whiting

Born June 28, 1939 in Great Falls, Montana, Lynn won the Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee. He made two other appearances in the Kentucky Derby with At The Threshold in 1984 (3rd) and Phantom on Tour in 1997 (6th). Whiting’s first winner came in 1969 at Lincoln Downs with a horse by the name of Fortunatus. He Learned the business from his father Lyle, who was a jockey and trainer in the early 1920s. Lynn ranks in the top ten of leading trainers at Churchill Downs in the track history and has trained top runners Clever Allmont, Karen’s Tom, Classy Irene, Sway, and Hyper and Saucy.