11/01/2004 12:00AM

Jockey Wendell Hilburn dead


Funeral services for Wendell Hilburn, a longtime jockey at Remington Park, will be held on Wednesday. Hillburn died on Monday in Oklahoma City. He was 40.

Hilburn ranked among the top 10 riders at Remington Park in its early years, and had returned to riding in the last year after being forced to the sidelines by injuries in the late 1990s. One of his most popular mounts was stakes winner Only Cash. This meet, Hilburn had won three races from 38 mounts at Remington.

Funeral services will be held at Airport Assembly of God Church, located at 3425 S.W. 44th Street in Oklahoma City. Hilburn was a native of Oklahoma, and is survived by his sons, Casey and Corey.