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William Mulligan, 87, dies
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- William Mulligan, 87, a longtime Standardbred owner and breeder, died Dec. 18, 2017.

Mr. Mulligan owned nearly 300 horses in his career and was the breeder of more than 200.

Among the top horses he owned was Spellbound Hanover 3,1:54.3 ($962,395) who was the Nova Award winner as the top 2-year-old trotting filly in 2000. Trained by Bill Popfinger, she captured the $346,000 Merrie Annabelle and the $131,325 Matron that year.

As a broodmare, she is the dam of $2.5 million winner Marion Marauder, the 2016 Trotter of the Year, who was bred by Mr. Mulligan.

A complete obituary and arrangements will be posted when available.


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