James W. Maloney Exhibit

This exhibit is located on the second floor of the Hall of Fame and features photos and trophies won by Maloney, a National Racing Hall of Fame trainer.

Maloney followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a trainer. He quickly developed a reputation as a patient trainer, particularly skilled with distaffers. Among his top distaffers for owner William Haggin Perry were Champions Lamb Chop and Gamely.

For three consecutive years, Maloney owned the Vanity Handicap, where he sent out Desert Love, Gamely, and Desert Law to victory. He also won two Strub Stakes, with Duel and Dignitas, and two Santa Anita Derbies, with Boldnesian and Alley Fighter.  

James W. Maloney was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in 1989. He passed away in 1984.

Champions Trained by Maloney

Lamp Chop, Champion 3-year old, 1963
Gamely, Champion Handicap Female, 1968

Jim Maloney Circa 1935 United Hunts Meet 2
Maloney with Stakes Winners Princessnesian and Desert Law
Maloney in front with (from left to right) Princessnesian, Romanticism, Gamely,Desert Law and Morgaise.
William Haggin Perry, owner of Gamely and Lamb Chop with trainer, James W. Maloney.
Maloney leading Lamp Chop at Keeneland October 1963.
Jim Maloney and Jacinto,1965
Maloney and Princessnesian at Santa Anita 1969.
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