10/27/2010 2:06PM

Arthur Bosley, trainer, dead at 81

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Trainer Arthur “Cricket” Bosley, who had saddled horses at Ohio racetracks for the past six decades, died Monday, Oct. 25, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield, Ohio. Bosley, who was 81, died of complications following a heart attack.

Bosley trained countless horses through the years, including I Can’t Refuse, who won the 2006 Best of Ohio Sprint. Bosley won the 1984 Thistledown trainers’ title with 16 winners. He also trained Speedy Crossing, who in 1992 won 14 races in a row. A 8-year-old gelding, Speedy Crossing had his streak ended after he injured an ankle during a morning gallop while prepping for a race on the last day of the 1992 Thistledown meet and was retired.

Bosley is survived by his wife, Betty Ann, a daughter, Mary Catherine, and a brother, Paul.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Kindrich-McHugh-Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, Ohio, where family will meet with friends two hours before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.