Richard E. Handlen
Richard E. "Dick" Handlen (March 25, 1897 - June 2, 1963) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer whom the March 15, 1937 edition of the Los Angeles Times called "one of the best trainers in America" 
Early in his career, Richard Handlen worked for U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Preston M. Burch while he was in charge of William du Pont, Jr.'s Foxcatcher Farm racing stable in the early 1930s. Handlen took over the Foxcatcher stable and began winning important races by 1935. He would remain in that position through 1960.
In 1937, Richard Handlen became the only trainer in history to win the two most prestigious races in California at Santa Anita Park when he won the Santa Anita Derby with Fairy Hill and the Santa Anita Handicap with Rosemont. Through 2009, his record remains intact.  The following year, Richard Handlen trained Dauber to a victory in the 1938 Preakness Stakes after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. Dauber then went on to run second to Pasteurized in the Belmont Stakes.
Richard Handlen conditioned Foxcatcher Farm horses to six American championships:
Wartime military serviceEdit
Richard Handlen was living in Florida at the time of his death in 1963.
- Los Angeles Times - March 15, 1937
- New York Times - March 1, 1937
- Chicago Tribune - May 15, 1938
- "Trainer Handlen Inducted Into Delaware Park Wall Of Fame". Paulick Report. 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
- "Richard E. Handlen". Findagrave.com. 1963-06-02. Retrieved 2020-03-04.