04/14/2011 3:07PM

Chris Day Jr., longtime trainer, dies at 79


Chris Day Jr., a longtime trainer in Ohio and Kentucky, died Wednesday, April 13, after a battle with kidney and respiratory illness. He was 79.

Affectionately known as "Boss Hogg" by many at the racetrack, Day was the father of Indiana steward Tim Day.

Visitation will be Monday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a mass at St. Paul Church at 7301 Dixie Highway in Florence, Ky., with burial at St. Stephen's cemetery