09/28/2017 4:21PM

Celebration of life scheduled for Sally Lundy

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A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 11 at Santa Anita for former trainer Sarah “Sally” Lundy, who died in late August on her 63rd birthday.

The service will be held at the 100 to 1 Club at the track at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, her family has requested donations be made in her name to Old Friends in Kentucky.

Lundy had an extensive training career, both on her own and as an assistant. She operated a public stable in New York, where in 1984 she became the first female trainer to run a horse in the Belmont Stakes, and also worked as an assistant to Hall of Famer Bobby Frankel and her former husband, Richard Lundy.

A native of the Pennsylvania hunt country, Lundy first worked for steeplechase trainers W. Burling Cocks and Bruce Miller, and even rode in some steeplechase races, before working for David Whiteley, for whom she galloped Instrument Landing.