Texas Horseman Elmer Carter Dead
Elmer Carter, who trained Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses in Texas and Oklahoma for several decades, died July 14. A World War II veteran, he was 80.Carter, who trained horses at his farm near Windthorst, Texas, had won a race every year at Lone Star Park since the racetrack opened in 1997. His 35th career Lone Star win came July 13 with 2-year-old filly Sister Genevieve.Carter saddled Out Our Way to win last year's Oklahoma Classics Juvenile at Remington Park for a partnership that included his wife, Dee. Another of his charges, Lucky Kitch, placed in four juvenile stakes in 1997. Carter raced him in partnership.Carter is survived by his wife.