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Bobby Donato, Former Trainer Of Champion John Henry, Dies At 79

Trainer Bobby Donato is best know as the first man to race future seven-time champion John Henry on the turf, and was also the first to win a stakes race with the popular gelding. Donato passed away on Saturday at age 79, due to complications from back surgery, according to drf.com. John Henry won six of his […]

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Trainer Jeffery Lynn Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 53

Longtime trainer Jeffery Lynn, a stalwart on the Illinois and Arkansas circuits, lost a two-year battle with cancer on Saturday. He and his wife, Jane, had been married for 21 years, and he leaves behind two children, Dillon, 20, and Carson, 14. Lynn’s training career began in 1993, and his first winner, according to Equibase, […]

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Trainer Armando Lage Dies At 59

Trainer Armando Lage died of a heart attack at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning at his home in Richmond, California, according to his long-time friend, fellow trainer O.J. Jauregui. Lage (pronounced LA-hay) was 59. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, where Lage was a Bay Area fixture in recent […]

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Pennsylvania Trainer Dennis Mills Dies Age 63

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 […]

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