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John Erik Magnusson dies in farm accident at 66

July 15, 2018
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John Erik Magnusson, who bred and raced horses under the banner of ACL Farm, died Saturday due to injuries sustained in an accident while bailing hay on his farm in Paris, Ky. He was 66.
 
A native Swede, Mr. Magnusson became an international player in trotting when he purchased Mack Lobell from Lou Guida. Mack won his second Elitlopp while trained by Magnusson and stood at stud for Magnusson during the early part of his breeding years.
 
In the past 20 years Magnusson has lived on his farm in Paris which serves a small both a training farm for the ACL racing stable and a breeding farm with his wife, Ann-Christin Lorentzon. The ACL horses are trained and taken on the road by Magnusson's daughters Anette and Anna Lorentzon. They raced Guardian Angel AS Saturday night in the Hambletonian Maturity.
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