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Keeneland Trustee Buddy Bishop Dead

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Keeneland Trustee Buddy Bishop Dead

Keeneland trustee William T. "Buddy" Bishop III, whose lifelong service to the track also included positions as director, secretary, and counsel, died Thursday at his home.

Baird Remembered at Mountaineer

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The life and accomplishments of Dale Baird, the all-time leading trainer by wins, were remembered in a "Celebration of Life" gathering at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Jan. 14.

Samuel-Balaz of Sam-Son Dies

Samuel-Balaz of Sam-Son Dies

Tammy Samuel-Balaz, whose family bred and raced champion Dance Smartly and leading sire Smart Strike, among numerous others, under their Sam-Son banner, died Jan. 5 in Canada after battling cancer. She was 47.

Kulina Remembers Lennox

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Ken Lennox, former racing director at Monmouth Park, died Dec. 18 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

J.B. Faulconer, 'Father of the Eclipse Awards,' Dies

J.B. Faulconer, the fist full-time publicity director at Keeneland who is credited with starting the Eclipse Awards, died Tuesday in Vero Beach, Fla., at age 81. In addition to naming and organizing the Eclipse Awards in 1971, Faulconer was executive vice president of Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America from 1976-1988 and was an assistant to Oaklawn Park chairman Charles Cella.

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