02/12/2016 3:56PM

Services for Shawn Thomas on Wednesday


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Services for Shawn Thomas, the 48-year-old son of trainer Gary Thomas, are scheduled for Wednesday at the chapel on the backstretch of Oaklawn. The memorial will begin at noon Central.

Thomas died in a car accident in Macon, Ga., on Feb. 7. Friends said he was traveling to Ocala, Fla.

Thomas, who was born in Ruidoso, N.M., was a resident of Louisville, Ky. He worked as both an assistant trainer and exercise rider for his father, a longtime horseman based in Kentucky and Arkansas.

Shawn Thomas will be buried in Kentucky.