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Horse Trainer Gene Jacobs Dies

May 21, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ Retired thoroughbred trainer Gene Jacobs has died at age 86.

He died at his home in New York on Thursday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was a brother of Hall of Fame trainer Hirsch Jacobs,

Gene retired in 1989 after 45 years as a trainer.

He trained Sheila’s Reward to the sprint championship in 1951 and 1952.

Jacobs’ wife, Mildred, died several years ago. His survivors include a son, Steven, and a daughter, Elisabeth.

A graveside ceremony will be held Sunday in Brooklyn.

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