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Trainer Elliott Burch dead at 86

Updated: January 30, 2011, 10:15 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Elliott Burch, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the Belmont Stakes three times and hailed from a family of revered horsemen, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia in Newport Hospital in Rhode Island. He was 86.

Born in 1924, John Elliott Burch was the grandson of William Burch and the son of Preston Burch, both of whom also were elected to the Hall of Fame as trainers. Elliott Burch attended Yale University and worked for Daily Racing Form before going to work for his father in 1955, ...

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