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Obituary - Gregory Ramos Maldonado

Gregory Ramos Maldonado passed away Sunday, December 2 at his home in Springfield, Kentucky. He was 63.

Born March 12, 1955 in Tareton Michoacan, Mexico, Maldonado was a noted horseman, having spent many years at Kalarama Farm in Springfield, in addition to working for Jimmy Robertson, Tom Galbreath, Johnny Jones, Dr. Gene Scott, Callaway Hills and Robert Gardiner.

Maldonado was best known for his outstanding work with young horses, including Harlem’s Bluebell, Harlem Town, Elegant Stitches, The Groomsman, Morningside Reverie, Harlem’s Diamond Jim, Harlem Dance, Empress In Black, Harlem’s Secret and Kalarama’s Globetrotting Lady. Additionally, he worked such horses as Co-Ed’s Leading Lady, Champagne’s Mr. Perfection, CH Town Dance, Kilarney’s Parading Lady and world’s grand champion CH Vanity’s Showcase.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Maldonado and a brother, Lupe Maldonado. Survivors include a son, Lee Maldonado; two daughters, Grace Spalding (Stacey) and Sonia Kitzero; six grandchildren; his mother, Carmen Ramos Maldonado; a brother, Antonio Maldonado and eight sisters, Ofelia Maldonado, Eva Maldonado, Irene Maldonado, Rosaelia Maldonado, Emma Maldonado, Gina Maldonado, Josefina Maldonado and Bernarda Maldonado; in addition to his extended family, the Aguilar family of Versailles, Kentucky. 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 7th at the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.

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