Bob Holthus, a veteran Midwest trainer, died the morning of Nov. 22 at his Louisville home.
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., will hold a commemorative service Memorial Day, May 31, for eight retirees that passed away in the last year.
Proper Reality, a 25-year-old multiple graded stakes winner of more than $1.7 million, was euthanized Feb. 19 at Hagyard's Equine Medical in Lexington.
James A. Winn Jr., whose runners included grade I winner Proper Reality, died Aug. 12 at his Hot Springs, Ark., home.
Trainer Bob Holthus is back in Louisville following another successful meet at his winter base at Oaklawn Park, but there's a difference this year for the 53-year training veteran.
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