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Remembering Danny Perlsweig: Old-School Trainer Touched Lives On The Backstretch

(Editor’s Note: Gulfstream Park will remember Danny Perlsweig during a winner’s circle ceremony after the first race Saturday. Perlsweig was active creating Backstretch Appreciation Days at Gulfstream and Monmouth Park, spoke at the Universities of Louisville and Arizona, and earned the Dogwood Dominion Award in 1999 for unsung heroes in racing.) Danny Perlsweig may not have been […]

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Dan Perlsweig, Trainer Of Champion Lord Avie, Dies At 91

Longtime trainer Dan Perlsweig, conditioner of 1980’s juvenile champion Lord Avie, died Tuesday at the age of 91, the Thoroughbred Daily News reported. During a career that spanned a quarter century beginning in 1976, Perlsweig won 505 races from 3,870 starts, collecting another 508 seconds and 518 thirds. Based in New Jersey and Florida, he […]

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The Lord Reigned: Lord Avie (1978-2012)

Lord Avie, the oldest living Eclipse Award champion, laid down in his field and died peacefully at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville, Va., on Friday, Dec. 28, at the age of 34. His longtime caretaker, Patricia Ramey, knew the time had come.  Lord Avie’s stakes-winning son Boyce stood by an adjacent fence, and with reverence […]

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Lord Avie, oldest living Eclipse winner, dead at 34

Lord Avie, the 2-year-old male champion of 1980 who at 34 years old was horse racing’s oldest living Eclipse Award winner, died Friday afternoon at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville, Va., from the infirmities of old age.  The son of Lord Gaylord was pensioned from active stallion duty at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky in […]

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