Former MTHA Board Member Phil Capuano Passes

capuanoPHILEsteemed Maryland horsemen and longtime Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Director Phillip Capuano passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 80.

Phil Capuano’s entire life was dedicated to Maryland racing. An owner and breeder since 1962, he was an integral founder of the organization while tirelessly advocating for backstretch issues as a longtime Chairman of the MTHA’s Backstretch Committee at Bowie.

In 1995, Mr. Capuano received the MTHA’s award for Outstanding Service to Maryland Horsemen.

Capuano is survived by his wife, Connie, who also works in the family’s horse operations, and two highly successful Maryland trainers, Dale and Gary.

Family and Friends will gather at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 2 to 6 pm. Services and interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake.

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