Howard Gordon ‘Gelo' Hall Jr., who worked in several capacities at Maryland racetracks throughout his career, died Dec. 10 at the age of 88.
According to the Daily Racing Form, Hall was introduced to racing by his father, who was a jockey valet. During his career, Hall worked as an exercise rider, trainer, jockey agent, and racing official.
Hall, a deeply religious man, was involved with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America for several years.
In 2014, Hall was honored with the Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. He also was presented the Dogwood Stable Dominion Award as an “unsung hero of racing” in 1994.
Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, in 2014. He resided in the Windsor Mill community in Baltimore County. He is survived by his daughter, Janis.
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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