Lunger Estate Makes Major Contribution to Equine Research

Edited press release
The Jane duPont Lunger Residual Charitable Trust recently made a $250,000 contribution to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which specifically funds equine veterinary research.

"Mrs. Lunger typified a sporting love of racing and of the horse throughout her career," said Edward Bowen, president of the foundation. "We are very grateful to her family, and trustees of her estate, for this extraordinary gift. We particularly appreciate the support of her daughter Annie and her husband, Richard I. G. Jones, in the decision to provide for equine research with such generosity."

Lunger created Christiana Stable with her late husband Harry in 1937. She raced a series of prominent Thoroughbreds until her death in 2001. The 1989 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and two-time Eclipse Award winner Go for Wand was Christiana's most famous homebred. She is out of the stable's distinguished mare Obeah, who won consecutive runnings of the Delaware Handicap in 1969 and 1970.

Smart, Thinking Cap, Endine, Salem, Cyane, and Light Hearted were among other prominent Christiana runners.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has funded 200 projects for more than $12 million at 32 universities since 1983.