07/13/2008 11:00PM

Lee Wagner, of pharmacy near Churchill, dies

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Lee Wagner, who owned and operated the popular Wagner's pharmacy and 1950s-style eatery just outside the Churchill Downs stable gate, died Saturday at age 70 in hospice care in Louisville, Ky., after suffering from diabetes.

Wagner, a pharmacist and occasional horse owner, befriended innumerable horsemen from the United States and beyond. His place of business is filled with autographed Kentucky Derby memorabilia.