Thoroughbred Owner David Holloway Dead at 83

The Kentucky native owned the top sprinter Bet On Sunshine.

David P. Holloway, a longtime Thoroughbred owner who raced top sprinter Bet On Sunshine, died Aug. 21. He was 83.

Holloway was born in Eastwood, Ky., and lived most of his life in Middletown, Ky.  He graduated from Jeffersontown High School in 1949 and continued his education at Purdue University, where he studied mechanical engineering. Holloway served as a sergeant tank commander in the 72nd tank battalion of the 2nd U.S. Infantry Division during the Korean War.

He was the owner of David P. Holloway Racing and was especially proud of his favorite horse, Bet On Sunshine, who ran in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) three times, placing twice; and won multiple stakes at Kentucky racetracks. He was a lifetime member of Middletown United Methodist Church and also was a Kentucky Colonel.

Holloway founded Quality Ready Mix and Quality Stone, a family owned business; a third generation now operates it.

Holloway is survived by his wife of 63 years, Henrida Twyman Holloway; his children, Kevin (Cathy), Brian (Debbie), Richard, Suellen, and Jonathan Holloway; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Travis Hightower (Amanda), Jesse, Tim, Kristen Page (Casey), Gregory, Caroline, Erin Manning, Andrew Manning (Kim), John H. Manning, Guy, Sarah, and David Holloway; his great-grandchildren Ashlyn, Braelyn, and Ellelyn Hightower; and brothers Bob and Shannon Holloway.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Red Bird Mission, Salvation Army, or Methodist Children's Home.