Horse trainer Richard "Dickie" Small dies at age 68

BALTIMORE (AP) - Richard "Dickie" Small, who trained 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Concern and helped launch the careers of several female jockeys, has died of cancer. He was 68.

He died Friday night, according to a statement from Pimlico Race Course.

Small won 36 graded stakes races during his career, including Grade 1 wins by Caesar's Wish, Broad Brush and Concern. He finished his career with 1,199 wins and purse earnings of $38.9 million, according to Equibase.

He was known for helping female riders such as Rosie Napravnik, Andrea Seefeldt, Jerilyn Brown and Forest Boyce get started in the business.

Napravnik rode her first winner for Small as a 17-year-old aboard Ringofdiamonds on June 9, 2005, at Pimlico.


 

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