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Don LaPlace, Former Jockey, NYRA Oddsmaker, Dies At 85

F. Donald LaPlace, a former jockey and longtime morning line oddsmaker for the New York Racing Association, died Nov. 4 at his home in New York. He was 85. LaPlace was born Jan. 20, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. At 16, he began working for trainer Hirsch Jacobs and became a contract rider for him in 1947. […]

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