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Former jockey club VP Tim Capps, who helped develop key races, dies

Former jockey club VP Tim Capps, who helped develop key races, dies

Tim Capps, a former Maryland racing official who directed the equine business program at the University of Louisville, died Saturday of complications related to a stroke. The Louisville, Ky., resident was 71.

Capps served as a racing executive, journalist and industry analyst.

Between 1995 and 2004, he served stints as executive vice president for the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Million.

Before that, he helped develop the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park and other key races in the Baltimore-Washington area. He was also a former U.S. Army infantry officer, former vice president of Matchmaker Racing Services...

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