05/21/2013 12:07PM

Richard Lies, retired California trainer, dies at 71

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The retired California-based trainer Richard Lies died late Monday after an extended illness. Lies, 71, died at home in Carlsbad, Calif.

The father of four, including Lone Star announcer John Lies, Richard Lies was born in Wichita, Kansas, and was a California trainer based out of San Luis Rey Downs prior to his retirement from training in 2004. Lies also served as a longtime Del Mel usher and a donut-shop entrepreneur for 30 years. Funeral services for Lies are pending.