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Hall of Fame horse trainer Gary Jones dies at 76 at Del Mar home


Last updated 10/12/2020 at 5:13pm

DEL MAR (CNS) - Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer Gary Jones died at his Del Mar home at the age of 76, it was announced Monday, Oct. 12.

Jones, whose career accomplishments included earning more than $52 million in purses and 1,465 race victories, died Sunday following a lengthy illness. His son Marty, also a trainer, told the Thoroughbred Daily News that his father had been in hospice care and died of natural causes.

The son of legendary trainer Farrell ``Wild Horse'' Jones took over his father's stable in 1974 and trained 104 stakes winners over the next 22 years.

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