Thoroughbred trainer Jesse Norman "Sonny" Wigginton died July 30 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington. He was 78.
Jake the Flake, Jack Murphy and Pam Slaughter's 6-year-old gelding set to go in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, suffered a career-threatening torn tendon.
After a 13-year association, Virginia Kraft Payson has taken her horses from trainer James Bond and distributed the 14 to five trainers: Allison Register, Bruce Miller, Tom Voss, Sonny Wigginton, and Mary Jo Lohmeier.
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