Liz Whitney Tippett

Liz Whitney Tippett

Born Jun 18, 1906

Mary Elizabeth Whitney Person Tippett (18 June 1906 – 30 October 1988) was a wealthy American socialite and philanthropist who was a champion horsewoman and for more than fifty years, a prominent owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. Born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Dobson and her husband Lemuel Coffin Altemus, a wealthy entrepreneur who made his success in the textile business.… Read More

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1906 Birth Born on June 18, 1906.


1930 24 Years Old 1 More Event
For their 1930 marriage, he bought his bride Llangollen estate, a large and historic property off Trappe Road west of Upperville, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. … Read More
1931 25 Years Old In the 1930s, she owned a string of successful racehorses, winning the 1931 Adirondack Stakes with her filly Brocado and with Stepenfetchit, won the 1932 Latonia Derby and ran third in the Kentucky Derby.
1933 27 Years Old With her colt Singing Wood, Liz Whitney won the 1933 Belmont Futurity Stakes, the 1934 Withers Stakes and Queens County Handicap.


1936 30 Years Old In 1936 Singing Wood won the Toboggan Handicap at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and when her husband's business interest took the couple to Hollywood, the colt raced there and won the 1936 Santa Margarita Handicap.
1940 34 Years Old Divorced in June 1940, Liz Whitney retained the Virginia estate and in Upperville in June 1948, she married for a second time to Dr. E. Cooper Person, Jr., a surgery professor.
1942 36 Years Old Following her divorce from Jock Whitney, in its March 16, 1942 issue, TIME magazine reported that Liz Whitney planned to concentrate on racing and would sell all but one of her show horses. … Read More


1953 47 Years Old In 1953, Whittingham trained his first Champion in the form of her two-year-old colt, Porterhouse.
1954 48 Years Old She would be married a third time in November 1954 in Washington, D.C. to Richard Lunn, a forty-year-old public-relations man and step-son of U.S. Senator Wallace H. White.


1960 54 Years Old Her fourth marriage, in 1960, was to Col. Cloyce J. Tippett (1913–1993).
1961 55 Years Old She bred Sherluck, winner of the 1961 Belmont Stakes. … Read More


1988 82 Years Old 1 More Event
Tippett died of cancer in 1988 at Llangollen Farm. … Read More
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