Trainer Dennis Mills passed away in his home at age 63 on Jan. 2, according to legacy.com. Along with his father, Mills operated Willow Tree Farm for more than 40 years, breeding and training Thoroughbred racehorses on the Hellam, Penn. property.
Mills raced the majority of his horses at Pennsylvania tracks, even winning the first race on opening night at Penn National in 1972. According to Equibase, Mills trained 360 winners for over $3.4 million in earnings over the course of his career. The trainer also served as the president of the Pennsylvania HBPA from 1996 to 1997.
Survived by his wife, Gwen, and father, Paul, Mills also left behind his two children and two grandchildren.
Read more at legacy.com.
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