12/18/2014 1:53PM

Canadian owner Ball dies


ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Longtime Woodbine owner Derek Ball died suddenly Dec. 12 at age 65.

With Hugh Galbraith and trainer Dave Cotey, Ball owned Canadian champions Lady Shari and Mine That Bird, who captured the 2009 Kentucky Derby after being sold near the end of his 2-year-old season by the partnership.

A memorial service will be held for Ball from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oakview Funeral Home at 56 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville, Ontario. Visitation also will be held there Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.