Thursday, March 29 2012
TRAINER KLOKSTAD DEAD AT 79; BAZE HOPES TO CONTINUE WINNING STREAK; DUBAI WORLD CUP BETTING FRIDAY
Bud Klokstad, one of the all-time leading trainers in the state of Washington and a member of the Northern California horse racing community, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Richmond. Klokstad, who had been in poor health for several months, was 79.
Klokstad, a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, ranks second in stakes wins at both Longacres (54) and Emerald Downs (43). Klokstad trained many of the fastest horses in Washington history, including multiple stakes-winner Chinook Pass, who was voted the Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding sprinter of 1983.
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