Henry Pabst, who raced several graded stakes winners, died Aug. 2 at his St. Paul, Minn., home. He was 87.
A Minnesota native, Pabst raced grade I winners Earl of Barking and Laramie Moon, along with graded stakes winners Via Lombardia, Keats, Keemoon, Mister Fire Eyes, and Nite Dreamer.
Earl of Barking’s grade I success came in the 1995 Hollywood Turf Handicap (gr. IT). Laramie Moon captured the 1992 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I).
Pabst's first victory came opening day at the inaugural Canterbury Park meeting in 1985. The track at that time was named Canterbury Downs.
Pabst started two horses in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Halo Sunshine ran a solid fourth in the 1996 Run for the Roses, won by Grindstone. In 2001, Keats finished unplaced in Monarchos’ Derby score.
Pabst is survived by his wife, Kathryn, plus two sons and three daughters.