Milestones, Jun. 7, 1971

Died. Eddie Neloy, 50, one of the winningest trainers in horseracing history; of a heart attack; in Elmont, N.Y. At 14, Neloy ran away from the slums of Chicago's South Side to become a jockey. "How was I to know," he later sighed, "that I was going to grow up to be 6 ft. 2 in. and 220 lbs.?" Neloy took a $5-a-week job as a groom. He was hired by the Phipps family and wound up training such moneymakers as Successor and Buckpasser. In 1966 Neloy earned a record $2,456,250 for the Phipps'...

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