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Racing loses devotee in Steinbrenner

Updated: July 13, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

George Steinbrenner, best-known for his long, successful reign as owner of the New York Yankees but also a longtime owner and breeder of racehorses, died at age 80 on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. His most notable horses included Majestic Warrior, who won the Hopeful Stakes in 2007, and Bellamy Road, the favorite in the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

Either on his own or in partnership, Steinbrenner had six runners in the Kentucky Derby. He suffered a crushing defeat with his final ...

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