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Horse Trainer W.E. ‘Smiley’ Adams Dies

June 21, 2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ W.E. ``Smiley″ Adams, who trained 1975 Preakness Stakes winner Master Derby, has died. He was 67.

Adams died Thursday in Lexington at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a hospital official said.

Adams trained horses for Golden Chance Farm in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Well-known on the Kentucky circuit, Adams trained 29 stakes winners.

He also trained Run Dusty Run, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont, and third in the Preakness to Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew in 1977.

His other major winners included Spruce Needles, Golden Derby and Lot o’Gold.

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