Keyword: obit

  • Spend A Buck

    Longtime Horseman Elliott Fuentes Dies

    The Florida horseman helped select Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck as a yearling for friend Dennis Diaz. Fuentes then raised and broke the 1985 Derby winner and Horse of the Year.

  • Buzz Chace

    Agent Buzz Chace Dies at 72

    Highly respected bloodstock agent Baden P. "Buzz" Chace, 72, died Aug. 18 after a short battle with brain cancer. He had been diagnosed with cancer a month ago.

  • Debby Malloy Winkler

    Daughter of Prominent NY Breeder Dies

    A fall from a horse Feb. 21 in Germany claimed the life of Debby Malloy Winkler, daughter of prominent New York breeder and state industry leader Vivien Malloy.

  • Equine Veterinarian Phil McCarthy Dead at 58

    Dr. Phil McCarthy, a veterinarian who specialized in reproductive issues and the owner of Watercress Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 29 of cancer at his home in Lexington. He was 58.

  • Bruce Hundley in an April 2009 photo.

    Saxony Farm Owner Bruce Hundley Dies

    Bruce Hundley, who co-bred champion Fly So Free and raised three other champions at his Saxony Farm near Versailles, Ky., died at a Lexington hospital Oct. 21. He was 67.

  • Thistledown Steward Clark Dead at 78

    Veteran racing official Robert "Bob" Clark, a steward at Thistledown since 2006, died early Aug. 7 at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Clark had been operated on in late July for neck injuries and was reportedly on the road to recovery.

  • Louis Wolfson, who raced Triple Crown winner Affirmed (above), died Dec. 30.

    Louis Wolfson, Raced Affirmed, Dead

    Louis Wolfson, whose homebred Affirmed became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown winner, died the night of Dec. 30 at his Bal Harbour, Fla., home.

  • Bally Ache's Owner Dead

    Toledo native Leonard Fruchtman, who raced Preakness winner Bally Ache, died at age 86.

  • Faster than sound

    Ted Cleveland Dead

    E.K. "Ted" Cleveland, a longtime owner, breeder, and trainer, died at age 76.

  • Trainer John Morgan Dead at 76

    John Morgan, a retired horseman who trained Thoroughbreds for approximately 35 years, died Dec. 16 in Hot Springs, Ark. According to a release from Oaklawn Park, the 76-year-old trainer succumbed to cancer.

  • Hennessy

    Hennessy Dead of Apparent Heart Failure

    Coolmore's talented stallion Hennessy reportedly died of an apparent heart failure Aug. 9 at Haras La Mission in Argentina. The 14-year-old son of Storm Cat had shuttled to South America for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Woodman's journey comes to end at age 24.

    Woodman Euthanized at Age 24

    Woodman, the sire and broodmare sire of more than 100 stakes winners, was euthanized July 19. He was 24.

  • Trainer Elmer Cowan Dead at 77

    Trainer Elmer Cowan, who trained Crypto's Redjet to back-to-back Ohio Horse of the Year championships, died July 13. He was 77.

  • Wissie Brede Dies May 28

    Ann "Wissie" Brede, a Thoroughbred owner and breeder and expert horse show judge, died May 28 of complications from ovarian cancer. She was recognized as the 2006 Pennsylvania Horse Woman of the Year.

  • Veteran Van Driver Kenny Thornton Dead

    Kenny Thornton, who logged five million miles hauling horses for nearly 50 years for the Ralph G. Smith company, died Dec. 23 at his West Chester, Pa., home.

  • Susan Jane Anstey Dead at 59

    Susan Jane Anstey, a key figure in Canadian equestrian and racing circles, died Nov. 9 from cancer. She was 59.

  • Former Owner Carl Maggio Dies at 59

    Carmelo (Carl) Joseph Maggio, who raced several graded stakes winners in California in the 1980s, died Oct. 31 from brain cancer. He was 59.

  • Equine artist Richard Stone Reeves, died at age 85.

    Painter Richard Stone Reeves Dies at 85

    Richard Stone Reeves, perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter, died Oct. 7 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y. He was 85.

  • Retired Trainer Kay Erik Jensen Dead

    Retired trainer Kay Erik Jensen, who is believed to be the only rider to win a steeplechase and flat race on a single card, died May 13 at his Warrenton, Va., home.

  • Ceezee Guest Dead at Age 83

    Ceezee Guest, who with her late husband, Winston F.C. Guest, owned Thoroughbreds, died Saturday at her home in Old Westbury, N.Y. She was 83.

  • Wick Johnston Dead at 83

    Robert Wickliffe Preston "Wick" Johnston, former associate editor of <i>The Blood-Horse</i> and managing editor of <i>The Thoroughbred Record</i>, died Sept. 14. He was 83.