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David Spaziano, 76, dies
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Batavia, NY --- Longtime western New York Horseman, David A. Spaziano of Rochester, N.Y., died on July 25, 2016, at age 76.

According to his family, “Horses and horse racing were his heart and soul.”

Mr. Spaziano drove home 152 winners during his harness racing career. His trainees won over 70 races. Some of his most popular horses include Scorpion Prince and Passion Time. 

His last driving win came at Buffalo Raceway on Nov. 12, 1997, behind Handsome Boy.

Mr. Spaziano is predeceased by Ida and Anthony Spaziano. He is survived by daughters Laurie, Layna and Michelle (former spouse Ann Marie Spaziano), son David (companion Gloria Jean Ricci), grandchildren Frankie, Michael, Shane and Kendra, sister Dolores (Lee) Capomaccio and brother Al (Elaine) Spaziano.

Mr. Spaziano requests that you celebrate his life with a night at Batavia Downs. No calling hours.


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