Hawthorne Executive Carey Dies
Updated: Monday, July 1, 2002 9:56 AM
Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2002 12:20 PM
Robert F. "Bob" Carey, Jr., assistant to the president of Hawthorne Racecourse, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a fall last November.
Carey, 67, died at his home in Riverside, Illinois. Funeral arrangements are pending.
According to a statement from the track, Carey oversaw backstretch and on-track operations "with a hands-on approach.
"Uncle Bob," as he was known by many Hawthorne employees, dealt with the horsemen on a daily basis and was also responsible for revamping Hawthorne's turf course in 1995.
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