Retired Trainer Tinsley Found Dead
Date Posted: 1/4/2010 7:13:14 PM
Last Updated: 1/5/2010 9:14:40 AM

Retired California trainer J.E. “Cotton” Tinsley was discovered dead Jan. 4, Daily Racing Form reported. Tinsley, who had been missing since New Year’s Eve, was 81.

According to a statement from the Arcadia Police Department obtained by the Form, Tinsley’s car was discovered after which a search and rescue operation was begun. The trainer’s body was found in a ravine in the mountains above San Bernardino.

Tinsley trained many years for Fred Hooper, for whom he won the 1963 Santa Anita Handicap with Crozier.

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