03/08/2017 2:37PM

Monmouth: Former jockey agent Joe Verrone dies at 93

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Retired jockey agent Joe Verrone died at age 93 on Feb. 27.

Verrone, widely known as Little Joe, became a jockey and then an agent after serving in the Army during World War II. Over the years, he represented riders Bill Hartack, Paul Kallai, Nick Santagata, and Danny Nied.

A celebration of Verrone’s life is scheduled for March 18 at 10 a.m. at the Oakland United Methodist Church in his hometown of Johnstown, Pa.

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