Longtime Trainer Sarah ‘Sally’ Lundy Dies At 63

Longtime horsewoman Sarah ‘Sally’ Lundy passed away Aug. 26, her birthday, after a long battle with liver cancer. She was 63.

Lundy was a well-respected trainer and horsewoman who was an important member of the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel’s team. Lundy had an extensive training career, both on her own and as an assistant. In 1984, she became the first female trainer to run a horse in the Belmont Stakes.

A Pennsylvania native, Lundy began her career working for steeplechase trainers Bruce Miller and W. Burling Cocks. She later worked for trainer David Whiteley, working with horses such as Instrument Landing.

Lundy went to California with Whiteley; when he moved back East, she went to work for Willard Proctor. She married trainer Richard J. Lundy; the couple were private trainers for Virginia Kraft Payson and Allen Paulson. During that time they trained such top horses as Blushing John, Carr de Naskra, and Jade Hunter.

After her divorce, Lundy trained on her own and worked as a top assistant to Bobby Frankel. She most recently had been working as a barn secretary for trainer Carla Gaines, according to the Daily Racing Form.

Lundy is survived by two brothers, Steve and John Caldwell. A celebration of life is planned for either in late September or early October. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

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