03/02/2010 1:00AM

Greenberg, bred Colonial Affair, dies


Hermen Greenberg, breeder of Colonial Affair, died Sunday in Washington, D.C., according to an obituary in the Washington Post. He was 89.

Greenberg owned Rutledge Farm in Middleburg, Va.

Colonial Affair won the Belmont Stakes in 1993 and the Whitney Handicap and Jockey Club Gold Cup the following year. Greenberg also campaigned graded winner Researcher and bred Sur La Tete, winner of the prestigious Iroquois Steeplechase in both 2005 and 2006.

Greenberg, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, was a real estate developer and philanthropist who donated to support the arts, the Mount Vernonestate and gardens; the Washington, D.C., Horse Show; and the FBI Citizens Academy, among others.

His funeral was to be held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, 2237 33rd Street N.E., Washington, D.C., 20018, or to the Adas Israel Congregation, c/o The Children s Fund, 2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20008.