Hall of Fame horse trainer T.J. Kelly dies at 93

Updated: April 19, 2013, 5:13 PM ET
Associated Press

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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