Shawnee Farm’s Frivolous to be featured in National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2
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Bred and owned by G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and foaled at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm, Frivolous is a dark bay daughter of Empire Maker out of the Belong to Me mare Sixty Rockets. She was foaled on April 22, 2010. Trained during her racing career by Victoria Oliver, Frivolous broke her maiden on June 28, 2013 at Churchill Downs. A multiple graded stakes winner, Frivolous won the Falls City Handicap (G2) as a 4-year-old in 2014 and the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) the following year. She also won the listed Locust Grove Stakes in 2015. Frivolous was retired after her 5-year-old season with a career record of 5-4-3 from 24 starts and earnings of $750,718.
G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. is the grandson of George M. Humphrey, a prominent thoroughbred owner who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
While earning his Bachelor's Degree from Yale University, Humphrey spent his summers working at his Aunt Pansy Poe’s Shawnee Farm in Harrodsburg, Ky., and eventually purchased the farm after his aunt’s death in 1979.
As a thoroughbred owner and partner in the St. Louis Cardinals, Humphrey achieved a sports double in October 2011 when he earned the leading thoroughbred owner title at the prestigious Keeneland Race Course Fall Meet one day after watching the Cardinals win the World Series. Humphrey is also the chairman of Churchill Downs and a member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees.
Humphrey’s racing stable focuses on fillies that will be channeled back to his breeding operation. Top runners include Grade 1 winners, Clear Mandate, Centre Court, and Personal Diary as well as multiple graded stakes winners Frivolous, Rey de Café, She’s Not Here and Communique.
Humphrey and his wife, Sally Hastings Schriber, have the distinction of each having bred a classic winner. Mrs. Humphrey is the breeder of 1980 Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk, and Humphrey is the breeder of 1985 Belmont Stakes winner Crème Fraiche in partnership with an aunt, Mrs. Pamela Firman.