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Thad Ackel

Thad Ackel (born May 24, 1955) is a retired American thoroughbred horse trainer. He was a California-based trainer and part-owner of Great Communicator, winner of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Turf and Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes as well as the 1989 Hollywood Turf Handicap.

Ackel retired from training after his father, George Ackel, died in 1992. He returned to run his family's commercial real estate business in Louisiana where he then purchased a 30-acre (120,000 m2) farm in Covington, Louisiana.



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