11/02/2005 1:00AM

Columbus track report

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Sandy Rettele, a behind-the-scenes stalwart of Nebraska racing for many years, died of a heart attack Oct. 22 at age 57. She was a fixture at program stands at the Columbus Races and did the lettering for the several hundred horse blankets presented each year by groups buying sponsorships at racetracks in Nebraska.

She is survived by her husband, former rider Jerry Rettele; her mother; six brothers; and four sisters, including trainer Sally Muckey of Grand Island. Burial was at Bellwood Catholic Cemetery in Bellwood, Neb.