Veteran Illinois-based trainer Charlie Bettis died June 21 at the age of 62 of natural causes, according to Arlington Park.
Black Tie Affair, the 1991 Horse of the Year, was euthanized July 1 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., due to the effects of laminitis. He was 24.
Black Tie Affair, 1991 Horse of the Year, has been pensioned at Randy Funkhouser's O'Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.Va.
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