Thursday, March 8, 2007 12:00 AM
FLORENCE, KY . . . March 8, 2007 . . . Trainer Oscar Hall passed away Saturday, March 3, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Cincinnati. He was 78.
Mr. Hall was born in Missouri on February 17, 1929, and grew up in Boston. He bought his first racehorse in the early 1950s with military pay saved during his tour of duty in the Korean War.
Mr. Hall spent much of his career in New England but came to love Kentucky after traveling to the Bluegrass to buy horses for clients. He ran his horses primarily at the Northeast tracks, including Suffolk Downs, Rockingham Park, and Narragansett Park, and in the Midwest on the Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio circuits.
Mr. Hall is survived by his longtime companion, Janet Seifert; daughters Charlene, Kim, Dee-Dee, and Melissa; sons Jesse, Oscar, and Richard; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Juvilina "Penny" Dumas and his son Joseph.
A memorial service is planned at Turfway Park on Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room on the third floor.