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Beulah Dygert passes

March 07, 2004

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Beulah Dygert, who helped keep harness racing flourishing at Hawthorne Race Course under the Suburban Downs banner for many years, died Feb. 10 at a nursing home in Danville, Ill. She was 94.

Mrs. Dygert and her husband, Erwin, joined the Carey family in moving the Suburban Downs license to Hawthorne. After her husband's death, Mr. "D," as she became known to many in harness racing, became a fixture at the track. She served as the treasurer of the meet and occupied the last office before horsemen exited the building to the parking garage. She was always the last one working at night when the horsemen headed home after the races.

Mrs. Dygert was a great fan of trotters and owned many, including the mare Quillo, the dam of the top trotter Kadabra.
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