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Betty McGreevy, 87, Dies

02:59 AM 16 May 2018 NZST
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Pompano Beach, FL…May 15, 2018…Prominent harness racing breeder Betty L. McGreevy, 87, passed away recently in Aurora, Colorado.

Known for her meticulous ways in caring for her horses, Mrs. McGreevy had been involved as an owner and breeder for several decades, breeding champions in Florida along the way.

Born July 14, 1930 in Petersburg, Indiana, she, eventually, moved to Terre Haute, Indiana where she owned and operated Lark Commercial Painting and Sandblasting.

After the passing of her first husband, Betty married Mike McGreevy, a champion mini race car driver in the 1950’s. They purchased a farm in Perrysville, Indiana and, in 1979, relocated to Trenton, Florida where they began breeding, training, racing and boarding Standardbreds.

Among her many successes as a breeder were Spin Mogul, Cracker Gold and McRyan Michael, all Super Night champions during their respective racing seasons.

In 1986, she was named Florida Breeder of the Year.

Betty retired in 2014 and she and her husband moved to Bell, Florida before moving to Colorado.

Her husband preceded her in death by 45 days.

Known for her forthcoming wit, Betty once said, “My father was wider in the eyebrows than most men in the shoulders.”

Betty McGreevy is survived by her daughter Elaine (Ed) Koschik, grandsons Mike (Jessica) and Chris, and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Matthew and Sophia.

By John Berry

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