Hall of Fame horse trainer T.J. Kelly dies at 93
MIAMI -- Hall of Fame trainer T.J. "Tommy" Kelly has died after a 54-year career in which he won 65 stakes races. He was 93.
Son Timothy D. Kelly said his father died Friday at a rehabilitation center after a brief illness.
Among Kelly's standouts was Plugged Nickel, the 1980 champion sprinter. Plugged Nickle was a top 3-year-old in 1980, winning the Florida Derby and the Wood Memorial before finishing seventh in the Kentucky Derby.
Kelly was elected to the National Museum of ...
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