Eddie Brown’s old friends and colleagues will pay tribute to him on August 4 when a race is named for him at Racecourse Saratoga.
His most recent job was as assistant weight clerk, a position he held until leaving the NYRA in 2019.
He began his career as a gymnast and as an assistant to coaches Frank Wright and Lefty Nickerson.
He joined the NYRA in 1972 as a valet and worked with notable racers such as Hall of Famers Jerry Bailey, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day and Jose Santos.
“Eddie is a true gentleman,” said Harry Rice, the current NYRA valet who has worked with Brown. “He is liked by everyone who knows him.”