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Woodrow Sedlacek

Woody Sedlacek
Occupation Trainer
Birthplace United States
Birth date June 7, 1919
Death date July 19, 2004
Career wins not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Adirondack Stakes (1963, 1965)
Spinaway Stakes (1963)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (1975)
Distaff Handicap (1976)
Prioress Stakes (1977)
Vagrancy Handicap (1977)
Jamaica Handicap (1983)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1983)
Brooklyn Handicap (1985)
Massachusetts Handicap (1985)
Meadowlands Cup (1985)
Withers Stakes (1985)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1987)
Maryland Sprint Handicap (1987)
Significant horses
Bounding Basque

Woodrow Sedlacek (June 7, 1919 - July 19, 2004) was an American Thoroughbred flat racing horse trainer.

Known as "Woody," Sedlacek is best remembered as the trainer of Bounding Basque with whom he won one edition of the 1983 Wood Memorial Stakes, and in 1985 the Brooklyn Handicap, the Massachusetts Handicap, and equaled the track record for 1 1/4 miles Meadowlands Cup.

Sedlacek started in Thoroughbred horse racing as a jockey during the 1930s. He was almost killed in a racing accident in 1937 that left him with a plate in his head. In 1945, he began working as a trainer and retired from the sport in 1997 to a home in Florida.

Woody Sedlacek died from cancer in Ocala, Florida in 2004 at the age of 85.



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