07/06/2015 7:46PM

New York owner-breeder Lindh dies at 84


Henry Lindh, the owner and breeder of Grade 1 winner Grecian Flight, died Friday in New York City at age 84.

A New York City native, Lindh served with the U.S. Army Audit Agency during the Korean War, later became a certified public accountant, and had a career on Wall Street, including a brief stint as a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

His racing and breeding operation was led by the homebred Grecian Flight, a daughter of Cormorant who was a five-time graded stakes winner and New York-bred Horse of the Year. She won the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes and Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in 1987 on her way to $1,320,215 in earnings.

Grecian Flight was out of the Green Ticket mare Green Greek, who also produced the Lindh-homebred Fast Hilarious mare Grecian Comedy, a 12-time stakes winner. Grecian Comedy went on to become a solid female-family influence, with future generations producing runners such as Grade 1 winner Bullsbay and Grade 2 winner Our Khrysty.

Lindh was a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America, the Turf & Field Club, and the National Steeplechase Association. He also was treasurer of the National Horse Show and a trustee of its foundation.

Lindh is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Powers Lindh; son, Andrew Lindh; daughter, Jennifer Davis Lindh; and four grandchildren. Services will be held July 15 at St. James’ Church, 865 Madison Ave., New York City, at 11 a.m. Eastern. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hugenot Society of America.