Former harness trainer Roger Stein dies
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The Los Angeles Times has reported that Roger Stein, a harness and thoroughbred trainer who became a Southern California institution through his radio show, died Friday morning after a long illness. He was 65.
Stein quit training 10 years ago because of complications from diabetes, neuropathy and other medical issues but continued to do his radio show, which lasted 29 ½ years. His final show was June 25 of last year.
He began work as a Standardbred trainer in 1977 and enjoyed success on the California circuit. In 1987 he switched to Thoroughbreds and his horses won more than $14 million in purses.