The training operation of Jack Fisher and his wife Sheila, granddaughter of legendary horseman Stuart Janney Jr., was the subject of a feature story. Five years earlier, the couple joined forces to campaign Timber Horse of the Year Call Louis. Married since 1992, the Fishers had also produced in a few short years additional timber champion Gus’s Boy, hurdle champion South of Java and Virginia Gold Cup winners Push and Pull and Saluter, the latter taking the Gold Cup a week after Revelstoke’s Hunt Cup win.
Jack Fisher now trains the top steeplechase stable in the country with 12 National Steeplechase Association championships and more than $16.4 million in earnings.
Trained by Fenwick and ridden by Anne Moran, Buck Jakes won the Hunt Cup in 1995 and 1997.
• Maryland native John Michael Stanley Finney, who guided Fasig-Tipton through a period of tremendous growth from the 1960s into the 1980s, died several days before his 60th birthday. The son of revered horseman Humphrey S. Finney, he built upon his father’s legacy, enlarging Fasig-Tipton’s field of operations and guiding it through the heyday of the commercial market in the early 1980s.