|Trainer Eddie Milligan, Sr. Passes Away
Longtime trainer Eddie Milligan Sr. passed away suddenly on Sunday,
February 15. Below is the text from an article in the Daily Racing
by Mary Rampellini, Daily Racing Form
Trainer Eddie Milligan Sr. died Sunday morning at a Tyler, Texas, hospital.
He was 66. Milligan had suffered a brain aneurysm Saturday afternoon when
traveling from Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, to his home in Shreveport,
"It was very sudden and very unexpected," said Jeanette Hughes,
fiancee of Milligan's son, trainer Allen Milligan.
Hughes said there will be a visitation Tuesday at Carrol Lehr Funeral
Home in Athens, Texas. It will be from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday
at First Baptist Church in Slidell, Texas. It will begin at 2 p.m. Memorials
can be made to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.
Milligan is a Texas native who had a stable at Delta. He had trained
horses in the Southwest region of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas since
the 1960s. Some of his best were stakes winners Amazing Star, Triple Card,
Devilish Shame and Winning R X.
Milligan is survived by his wife, Sherry; children Allen, who has stables
at Oaklawn Park and Delta; Eddie Milligan Jr., who owns Twin Oaks Training
Center in Athens; and Glenna Vest, Colin Bridewell, Foster Bridewell and
Bay Jackson. He also has nine grandchildren and one great grandson.
"He really loved his horses and training, but he always made time
for us," said Eddie Milligan Jr.