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Phelps, Billy J.,

76, of Louisville, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

Billy had been a jockey since he was 15, having won over 2000 races. After retiring from riding, he become an assistant trainer and finally finished up his career in the racing industry by working for the Horseman's Benevolent Protection Association.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Ann Phelps; children, Mary Ann, Billie and Tracy Phelps; brothers, Harold, Bobby and Jimmy Phelps; and sisters, Dean Pittman, Marcia Wilburn, Iva Poynter and Vicky O'Brien.

Billy's Memorial Service will be held 1pm Wednesday at Christ Chapel on The Backside at Churchill Downs. Owen Funeral Home - Jeffersontown entrusted with arrangements.

Donations can be made to the H.B.P.A. or Christ Chapel at Churchill Downs.



Published in The Courier-Journal on July 27, 2014
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