- Published: Saturday, 30 July 2022 18:16
Vince Campanella, who had success as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner in Maryland and neighboring states for decades, died July 27 after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
A resident of Fulton, Md., Campanella was raised in Washington, D.C., and lived most of his life in Maryland. Upon graduation from high school, he worked at Read Plastics until his retirement at age 40.
Campanella’s horses won multiple stakes over an almost 20-year period. His runners won a combined 265 races and earned almost $7 million. Campanella had horses with multiple trainers including Jeff Runco and more recently Damon Dilodovico, who trains Campanella’s Going to the Lead, a winner of more than $280,000 who is based at Laurel Park.