Paul Adwell, Trainer of Elocutionist, Dead at 86

Trainer Paul Adwell, who saddled Eugene Cashman's Elocutionist to win the 1976 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), died Oct. 22 at a Hot Springs, Ark., nursing home. Adwell, 86, suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

Adwell trained 18 stakes winners and the best of the group was Elocutionist. The 3-year-old colt upset Bold Forbes in the Preakness two weeks after finishing third behind that rival in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Elocutionist earlier won the Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

Adwell's other charges include Romeo, Kissapotamus, and Go to the Bank. Adwell retired from training in the early 1990s.