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Funeral arrangements announced for Tim Pinske

July 19, 2018

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Tim Pinske, well known at racetracks throughout North America and along with his family owner of Southern Oaks Training Center in Florida, has died. He was 71.

Visitation will take place Monday, July 23, from 4-7 pm at Hanover-McBride-Hughes Funeral Home in Glencoe, Minnesota, with the funeral Mass on Tuesday (July 24) at 1:30 pm at Church of St. Pius in Glencoe.  Memorial donations may be made to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation 217 E Main Street, Sudersville, MD 21668.

In recent months Mr. Pinske's health declined from the effects of Lewy body dementia but this past winter he was at Southern Oaks, keeping an eye on the horses owned by the Pinske family and the training center while in the company of his wife, Marlys, son Karl and grandson Carter.

The Pinske family has campaigned many top stakes horses over the years and most notably won the North America Cup with Yankee Cruiser, who had been developed and trained by their son Brian, who died six months earlier while attending the Harrisburg yearling sale.

In addition to their involvement with harness racing, the Pinske family's main business is Plato Woodwork in Plato, Minn., outside of Minneapolis.


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