Death of Mark J. Gerard

October 6, 1934 - June 21, 2011
Miami, Florida | Age 76

Veterinarian involved in horse race fraud dies at 76
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Mark J. Gerard, the veterinarian for champion horses Secretariat and Kelso whose racing career was ruined when he ran a ringer in a 1977 race at Belmont Park, has died. He was 76.

He died June 21 in Miami from complications from a stroke, according to his sister, Joyce Aimee Titchnell of Los Angeles. He was at work on June 6 at a stable in Wellington, Fla., where he treated polo ponies, when he was stricken.

Gerard was a well-regarded...

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