11/30/2011 4:55PM

Arnold Kirkpatrick, realtor, author, and editor, dies at 70

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Arnold Kirkpatrick, a Lexington realtor and former Thoroughbred Record editor died Tuesday night at Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Ky. He was 70.

Kirkpatrick, a realtor specializing in horse farms since 1984, previously was executive vice president of Spendthrift Farm from 1980 to 1984 and president of the racetrack operator Kentucky Jockey Club from 1981 to 1984. The Kentucky Jockey Club operated Latonia Race Course, now Turfway Park.

Kirkpatrick also was the author of the book "Investing in Thoroughbreds: Strategies for Success" and won an Eclipse Award for magazine writing in 1983.

Among numerous other industry affiliations, Kirkpatrick was co-founder of Stallion Access, a director of the American Horse Council's Racing Advisory Committee, and a past president of the Thoroughbred Club of America.

Funeral arrangements with Kerr Brothers Funeral Home were pending.