Best of Luck to Whitham Family in the Kentucky Derby


Clay Whitham, president of Frontier Bank in Lamar, will have his family represented in this year’s Kentucky Derby by McCraken, a colt foaled in 2004 who will be running in the race this Saturday. The family has long been interested in racing, over 40 years now as his mother, Janis, continues to be involved in Whitham Thoroughbreds.

The family racing interests have been headquartered in Leoti, Kansas for decades and Mrs. Whitham and her children have taken an interest in the operation over the years as well as a cattle feeding operation. The racing ‘book’ out of Las Vegas has placed McCraken as the fourth choice with odds at 7-1.  This will mark the first Triple Crown event for the line of horses out of the Whitham family, but there are no strangers to the major leagues in the horse racing circuit.


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