Altamont Obituaries

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  • Wednesday Feb 8 | via Hoof Beats 

    Eddie Allen "Pete" Higgs, 78, dies

    Eddie Allen "Pete" Higgs, 78, a Standardbred trainer who operated a public stable in the Midwest for many years, died Feb. 5, 2017. Mr. Higgs began his career as a caretaker and assistant trainer for the famed Hayes Fair Acres Stable of Du Quoin, where his charges included Darn Safe, who retired as the richest trotter of all time.