Randolph Weinsier, Raced Champion Lakeville Miss, Dead
Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2006 6:22 PM
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2006 5:00 PM
Randolph Weinsier, who campaigned homebred champion 2-year-old filly Lakeville Miss, died Feb. 2 at age 93. He resided in the Miami community of Aventura.
The late 1970s were the glory days for Weinsier, who campaigned his first horse in the early 1950s. Weinsier not only raced grade I winner Lakeville Miss, but another homebred grade I winner in Golferette, and his wife campaigned grade I winner Shawi.
Lakeville Miss proved an easy choice for champion 2-year-old filly of 1977 after winning the Frizette (gr. I), Matron (gr. I), Selima (gr. I), and Astarita (gr. III) Stakes. Trained by Jose Martin, Lakeville Miss continued to shine as a 3-year-old, taking the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Belmont Park and running second in two New York grade I stakes.
Following the CCA Oaks, Weinsier sold Lakeville Miss to Peter Brant for a sum reported to be near $500,000. She never raced for him, but as a broodmare produced Mogambo, who won the 1985 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) in Brant's colors.
Shawi's big season came in 1977 as a 4-year-old. Bred by Randolph Weinsier, Shawi captured the Top Flight Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct over the previous year's winner and reigning champion older mare Proud Delta. Shawi also won that year's Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.
Golferette placed Weinsier in select company when she won the 1978 Frizette, making it two straight in that historic race for Weinsier. Golferette also placed in two graded stakes that year at Saratoga.
Weinsier, whose broodmare band was modest in numbers, was honored at Keeneland in 1979 and presented with the P.A.B. Widener Trophy for outstanding achievements in breeding.
Weinsier, who operated a cold-storage business in the Northeast and Florida, raced several other stakes winners, some in the name of Winding Way Farm. One was Mr. Cold Storage, who won the 1962 Saratoga Special Stakes.
Weinsier's survivors include three sons and a great-grandson born about 10 hours following Weinsier's death. The grandson was named Randy.
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