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•KY Veteran Jockey, Trainer, Billy J. Phelps Dies at 76, 7/28•
Longtime jockey Billy J. Phelps, who notched over 2,000 victories during his career, died Friday, July 25. He was 76.
Phelps began riding at age 15. After he retired from the saddle, he was an assistant trainer for many years before working for the Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Association.
Phelps is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Ann Phelps; children, Mary Ann, Billie and Tracy Phelps; brothers, Harold, Bobby and Jimmy Phelps; and sisters, Dean Pittman, Marcia Wilburn, Iva Poynter and Vicky O’Brien.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at the Christ Chapel at Churchill Downs. Donations may be made to the Kentucky H.B.P.A. or to the Christ Chapel.



 





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