Charlotte C. Weber is the owner of Live Oak Plantation. Born November 19, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Weber is the granddaughter of Campbell Soup founder John T. Dorrance and she serves as a board trustee of Campbell Soup Company. She also is a member of the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and provided funding for the Met Museum’s Charlotte C. Weber Galleries for the Arts of Ancient China. Ms Weber Is a member of The Jockey Club, a board trustee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, a board member of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association and a trustee of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In 2005, Ms. Weber was honored with the Penny Chenery Most Distinguished Woman in Racing Award.
Ms. Weber was introduced to horse racing at an early age by family members and counts women such as Penny Chenery, Betty Moran, Josephine Abercrombie, Marylou Whitney, Elizabeth Arden, and Helen Groves as major influences on her racing philosophy.
Live Oak Stud in Ocala, Florida is the breeding operation owned by Ms. Weber and Live Oak Plantation is the nom de course of Weber’s horses on the track.