Rodney Reed Dies

The longtime Oklahoma-based trainer passed away on Monday.

Q-Racing Journal

Longtime trainer Rodney Reed died on April 23. He was 62.

Longtime Oklahoma-based horseman Rodney Reed died on Monday. He was 62.

Services for Reed are set for Thursday, April 26, beginning at 1 p.m. (CDT) at the Chickasaw Community Center, 818 East 6th Street in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The family will be receiving visitors at the same location Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Reed won 10 Quarter Horse training titles at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, more than any other trainer. He won a then meet-record 47 races in 2001, a mark that stood for 10 years until it was broken by Eddie Willis.

Reed prepped the winners of 1,764 Quarter Horse races, and his starters earned more than $17.8 million. He won two major futurities at Ruidoso Downs, including the 2000 Rainbow Futurity (G1) with Feature Mr Jess. He also won the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park three times, most recently with Phoebes Otoole in '04, and the Remington Park Futurity twice, most recently with Le Magnifique FG in '01.

Reed was inducted into the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington Park in 2010.

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