McGee Enters Handicapping Contest for Charity
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2002 1:45 PM
Daily Racing Form
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2002 2:34 PM
correspondent Marty McGee will be competing for two charities in Gulfstream Park's inaugural Turf-Vivor Thoroughbred handicapping contest that began Friday.
Any money McGee may win will be shared by the sole surviving member of the Williams family through a fund set up by the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, and the Jockeys' Guild Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Robert Williams, 13, was the only survivor of Feb. 15 car accident that took the life of his parents, Steve and Grace Williams, and his 6-year-old brother, Christian. The Williams' car was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer that crossed the median of Interstate 65 near Elizabethtown, Ky. Steve and Grace Williams were assistants to trainer Paul McGee, who is Marty McGee's brother.
Robert Williams is expected to recover from injuries in the accident.
"I'd like to win it for Steve and his family so he could get some recognition," said Marty McGee on the morning of the three-day contest, which offers a $100,000 guaranteed first prize "Steve worked for my brother for a long time, and he epitomized the behind-the-scenes guys who make stables go. He was also a tremendous human being."
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