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William Erminelli, who trained horses at Rockingham Park and Tampa Bay Downs, died Jan. 22 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 56. . . . Jockey Clark E. Jones won his 1,000th race Sunday when he rode Touched an Angel to victory in the fourth race at Portland Meadows. . . . River Downs in Cincinnati has named Ed Meyer as its director of marketing. Meyer, 39, has worked in the racing industry for more than 16 years and is the former player development manager at Turfway Park.