Derby Contenders

Willis D. Horton

Willis Horton hails from Arkansas and was partner in his family's Horton Stables. The family owned D R Horton Custom Homes, the largest builder of single family dwellings and sold that in 1992. He grew up going to the races at Oaklawn and always wanted to own race horses. He along with members of his family began investing in horses and have had success at the highest level. He was partner in 2006 G-1 Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever. Other top horses include Partner's Hero and Laurie's Rocket.