Trainer Dies After Being Pinned Under Car

Trainer Bernard F. Hughes, 75, who saddled Elvi Gamble to win the 2001 Lucky Lavender Handicap at Calder Race Course, died Monday after being pinned against his car on a Florida highway.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Hughes was attempting to put transmission fluid into his stalled 1987 Cheverolet El Camino when the vehicle rolled over the trainer. Hughes, who resided in Dania Beach, Fla., was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where he later died.

Based in Florida during the winter and the Northeast part of the year, Hughes saddled the winners of 191 races during his career, according to equineline.com.

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