08/15/2006 12:00AM

Winn, owner-breeder, dies at 80


James A. Winn, who with his wife, Juanita, bred and raced Grade 1 winner Proper Reality, died Saturday. He was 80.

Proper Reality earned more than $1.7 million and won the Metropolitan Handicap and Arkansas Derby. He went on to stand stud in Arkansas, where he was the leading sire in 2001. Other stakes winners raced by Winn include Mama Pro.

Winn owned apartment complexes in Arkansas and headed the National Butane Co. in Hot Springs. He also was a past president of the Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders' and Horsemen's Association.

In addition to his wife, Winn is survived by a son, Allen Winn, and a daughter, Dr. Sandra Burchett. A funeral was held Tuesday in Hot Springs.