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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.

Saxony Farm Owner Bruce Hundley Dies

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, Raced Affirmed, Dead

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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

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

Trainer Elmer Cowan Dead at 77

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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