08/19/2012 5:43PM

Former racing secretary Groce dies at 73

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Warren Groce, who served for many years as a racing official in the Midwest, including stints as racing secretary at a handful of tracks, died Aug. 4 in Louisiana following a lengthy illness. He was 73.

Besides working as racing secretary at Hoosier Park, Ellis Park, Jefferson Downs, and Evangeline Downs, Groce also worked as a racing official at a number of other tracks. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda.