Maryland trainer Charles H. Hadry, who conditioned grade I winner Private Terms, died Feb. 24 of cancer at his Westminster, Md., home, according to the Baltimore Sun. Hadry, who worked as a teenager for Hall of Fame trainer Frank Whiteley, was 72.
Private Terms was one of some 40 stakes winners trained by Hadry. Owned by Maryland owner Stuart S. Janney Jr., Private Terms went into the 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) unbeaten, including a score in the Wood Memorial Invitational Stakes (gr. I). The betting favorite, Private Terms finished unplaced in the Run for the Roses, but rebounded to win stakes later that year. He also was a grade II winner as a 4-year-old. He was retired with $1,243,947 in earnings and stands at stud at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Hadry's other stakes winners include his homebred Private Faith, plus Assault Landing, Blue Ensign, Finder's Choice, Military Look, Ritchie Trail, Warning Glance, and P Day. A four-time added-money winner, P Day ran in the John B. Campbell Handicap at Laurel two days before Hadry's death, but finished unplaced. Hadry's son, Charles J. Hadry, saddled the horse.
In addition to Charles, Hadry's survivors include his wife of 38 years, Connie; two daughters, Robin and Tyra; and other sons David and Jeffrey. Services will take place at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road in Westminster. Viewings will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Immediately after the second viewing, at 8 p.m., a memorial service and funeral will commence.