Born in Dublin, Ireland, Reginald Webster's family emigrated to the United States when he was a small boy. Pursuing a career in business, he was president of precision parts manufacturer Standard-Thomson Corp. of Waltham, Massachusetts. Following the company's 1974 takeover by Allegheny International Inc., he retired.
Webster also raced horses in England and Ireland. His Irish-bred colt Martial, trained by legendary Irish horseman Paddy Prendergast, won the 1960 2,000 Guineas at England's Newmarket Racecourse making Webster one of only a few Americans to ever win both an American Classic and a British Classic race.
Reginald Webster's notable horses included:
Reginald Webster was a member of The Jockey Club and served as president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He was living in West Palm Beach, Florida when he died at age eighty-five of heart failure.