Billy Turner

Doug Peterson’s Son Wins in MLB Debut

David Peterson, the son of Doug Peterson, who trained Seattle Slew during his 4-year-old year, had a night to remember Tuesday as he was the winning pitcher in his MLB debut. Peterson, 24, led the Mets to an 8-3 win over the lowly Boston Red Sox. "This is one of the greatest days of my life," Peterson said. "This is something I've wanted to do since I was a little kid, and to go out there and make my first major league start, we got the win and I couldn't...

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Despite Many Hardships, Billy Turner Tries to Stay Optimistic

Seattle Slew's trainer left the racetrack in 2016, moved to Florida and settled in for what he had thought would be a quiet retirement. It may have started out that way, but in late April Billy Turner's life started to come apart. Living at the Ocala Jockey Club in Reddick, Florida, Turner suffered a freakish injury that caused him to break his neck. That was bad enough, but it was only one part of the story. While being treated in the hospital, it was discovered that he had prostate cancer...

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Fund Established to Support Billy Turner

A GoFundMe account has been established to support retired trainer Billy Turner who suffered a broken neck in an accident last month. Turner, who trained Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, needs full-time nursing home care and a wheelchair. He will eventually need home care and physical therapy. For more information or to donate, click here.

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