07/13/2016 3:34PM

Former jockeys Clifton De Tiege, Bo White die in Texas


Clifton De Tiege, who reached the top of his riding profession in 1962 when he won the All American Futurity aboard Hustling Man, and James “Bo” White, a perennial leading jockey at the now-shuttered Trinity Meadows near Fort Worth, both died recently in Texas.

De Tiege died July 3 in San Antonio and was 75, according to Heritage Funeral Home. De Tiege turned to training after he retired from the saddle and had his last starter in February at Sam Houston. His survivors include a son, trainer Clifford De Tiege. 

A memorial service for White, who was retired from riding, will be Saturday at Lone Star, according to track chaplain Sam Spence. White won his first race in 1981 at Aqueduct, according to Daily Racing Form records. He retired with 1,154 wins from 12,626 starts, for mount earnings of $8.3 million.