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Brett Smith dies
Friday, September 09, 2016 - by USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Brett Smith, 34, of Bainbridge, N.Y. died on Wednesday (Sept. 7) as the result of injuries sustained while jogging his horses at Afton Driving Park. Smith is survived by: his parents, Gary and Tracey Smith; sisters: Jennifer (Adam) Safford, Sara (Jonathan) Smith and Abbey Smith; and brother, Kyle (Tammy) Smith; niece, Kennedy Safford and nephew, Andrew Smith.

Image courtesy of the Smith family
Smith spending time with his horse Extreme Yankee.

Smith was an avid and beloved member of the horse racing community and was a regular competitor at Monticello Raceway, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and Saratoga. In his eight-year career, Smith amassed $523,043 in earnings as a trainer from preparing 1,044 horses to take the gate.

Although his horses may not have competed in black-type events, Smith owned such stalwart competitors as Extreme Yankee (Yankee Glide, $205,463), Lucid Thoughts (Cash Hall, $290,495) Caledon Dream (Yankee Glide, $161,067) and Wild Artist (Real Artist, $125,733).

Memorial donations may be directed to New Vocations, Racehorse Adoption Program, 3293 Wright Road, Laura, OH 45337.

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