passed away on June 6. Born in Bessemer, Alabama on September 25, 1931 to Fannie Mae Tyler Robinson and Zopher Robinson. Catherine moved to Trenton, NJ, and subsequently to Bayonne, to study nursing. In 1953, she married Richard J. Greene. In 1954, their first son, Gregory, was born. Three more children followed: Theresa in 1955, Leslie (“Hook”) in 1958, and Kevin in 1960. These three children married Joseph Brown, Donna Branch and Cheryl Forde. Catherine was a nurse and administrator at the Jersey City Medical Center, Patrick House as well as Snyder High School, and Lincoln High School as a school nurse. Catherine was active at St Patrick’s Church, The Concerned Community Women, The Astor Place Block Association, and the League of Women Voters. She was a proud member of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World. She also leaves behind her brothers, the late Aubrey, and Carl; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Robinson, Mimi Allen and Rose Goodman, numerous nieces and nephews, her grandchildren Lauren and Jessica Greene and Michael Brown, and her great grandchildren, Jada and Jaden Johnson. Honorary children survive as well, who were proud to call her “Mother Greene.” Funeral arrangements by COTTON-PARKER Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Ave., Jersey City.
IRISH-BRED LADY PRANCEALOT UP TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS BY A HALF LENGTH AS BRAVO & BALTAS TEAM FOR 1 ¼ MILE ON TURF IN 2:01.70 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–Irish-bred Lady Prancealot notched her second consecutive graded stakes victory as she outran California-bred Mucho Unusual by a half length in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Joe Bravo, Lady Prancelot split horses a furlong out and finished with a rush to get the mile and one quarter over a “good” turf in 2:01.70.Taken in hand by Bravo early, Lady Prancealot was full of run at the rail while a close sixth as the field went under the wire in the first run by the Grandstand. With longshot So Much Happy carving out legitimate fractions for the conditions, Bravo had a ton of horse under him as the field straightened up for the stretch run, at which point he was able to split horses and out-run a gallant Mucho Unusual, who had a similar trip under Joel Rosario.A three quarter length winner of the Grade III, 1 1/16 mile turf Valley View Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 18, Lady Prancealot was off as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight sophomore fillies and paid $5.20, $3.00 and $2.40.Owned by Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone and Jerry McClanahan, Lady Prancealot picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $547,841. With her first Grade I victory in hand and her third graded stakes victory, Lady Prancealot is now 17-5-4-3 overall.Mucho Unusual, one of two California-breds in the field, was off at 3-1 and paid $4.00 and $3.20.Pretty Point, who was off at 24-1 with Mike Smith, paid $5.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.45, 48.67, 1:13.80 and 1:37.96.