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Wife Of Tas Trainer Blacker Dies In Samoa Tsunami
Leading Tasmanian trainer John Blacker's wife Maree was killed in yesterday's Samoa tsunami, reported The Sydney Morning Herald. The Longford-based couple was celebrating Maree's 50th birthday in Samoa & John has been admitted to hospital "with a broken jaw, broken ribs & lacerations". A family friend told the newspaper: "Maree worked in the stable for years; John was the trainer & she knew more about the breeding side of racing & they worked alongside each other. She used to place horses in different races, decide which race they should go in; she always had her say, she knew her horses."