01/23/2013 10:32AM

Canadian owner Bud Reynolds dies at 79

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Bud Reynolds, a popular and prominent Ontario owner, died of a heart attack at age 79 at his home in Caledon, Ontario last Saturday.

Reynolds, racing as the Jar Racing table in partnership with his wife, Jackie, campaigned stakes winners Shaws Creek, Catahoula Parish, Brattothecore, Costalivin, Lottacosta, and Frosty Kiss. All were trained by John Ross, who became a close friend.

“He was like a second father to me,” said Ross, from his winter base in Payson Park, Fla. “No one loved racing more than he did. He has told me how much fun he’s had, through the years.”

Shaws Creek, who earned $662,660, and Catahoula Parish, who banked $452,220, both won Woodbine’s Plate Trial and were well-backed in the Queen’s Plate only to finish out of the money in that first leg of the triple crown for Canadian-breds.

Brattothecore dead-heated for first place in the Bison City, the second leg of Canada’s triple tiara, at Fort Erie, and earned $322,567.

Costalivin was the most recent Jam Jar Stakes winner, capturing Woodbine’s Deputy Minister in 2009, and earning $255,881.

A private family service will be held for Reynolds with Dods and McNair Funeral Home & Chapel in Orangeville handling the arrangements.

A tree will be planted in his memory in the Dods and McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Conservation area in Orangeville and a dedication service will be held Sept. 8.