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Death of Kentucky horseman Bayne Welker

PROMINENT Kentucky horseman Bayne Welker Sr died on Friday at Mayfair Manor Nursing Home in Kentucky after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 82.

Born in 1929, Bayne became an accomplished horseman, owning and operating Locust Ridge Farm near Paris, Kentucky, with his wife Libby. In 1996, Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club honored both Bayne andLibby with Farm Manager of the Year.

In the same year, Will's Way who was raised and sold by Welker for long-time clients and friends won the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.

Welker's dedication and integrity within the thoroughbred industry made him well respected by fellow horsemen in Kentucky and beyond. He is survived by his wife Libby and sons Bayne Jr, who serves as Vice President of Sales for Fasig-Tipton, and Albert, who is a partner of Allied Bloodstock.

 

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