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Fatal Accident Claims Life Of Breeder/Trainer Randy Tabor


An American Saddlebred institution abruptly came to an end Thursday, April 6. The show horse world lost a great person and a Hall of Fame breeder/trainer when Randy Tabor was involved in a fatal accident on his farm in Scottsville, Ky., late in the afternoon. Tabor was working on an oil well when it exploded.

Many of today’s show stars had their start under his tutelage. He was a master at developing world class prospects. Tabor grew up learning the trade from his father Glyndle who bred, raised and sold champion American Saddlebreds for decades. He also spent time with Hall of Fame trainer Bill Wise before returning to the family’s 3-T Farm when his father was having heart problems. Never ones to want the spotlight, together Randy and Glyndle have raised and sold more horses that have gone on to be world’s and national champions for other trainers than anyone in the history of the breed.

A tribute to the happy-go-lucky horseman who loved his friends, basketball and snow skiing as much as a nice horse will appear in next week's Saddle Horse Report.

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