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Mace Siegel dies at 86; stable owner and booster of California horse racing
Mace Siegel dies at 86; stable owner and booster of California horse racing

Mace Siegel, a prominent owner of thoroughbred racehorses who was considered a godfather of Southern California horse racing for his role as an advocate for the sport, has died. He was 86. Siegel, who was also a leading developer of regional shopping centers, died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to old age, said his daughter, Samantha. "Mace was a pillar in our industry," George Haines, president of Santa Anita Park said in a statement. "His compassion for the horses, horseman and fans was second to none." With his wife, Jan, Siegel purchased his first racehorse in 1964 and named the filly Najecam, "Mace" and "Jan"...

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