JUAN ARIAS, trainer of CANONERO II, winner of the @KentuckyDerby and @PreaknessStakes 1971 has died today in Venezuela. May he Rest In Peace and Thank you Trainer for those moments of happiness to all our fellow Venezuelans.
Maestro Juan Arias dies at 83; the most awarded coach in the history of national horse racing. He is leaving 50 years after winning the 1971 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes G1 with GUNNER.
50 years after being part of the great feat of GUNNER in the United States winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, today a Venezuelan horse riding GENTLEMAN, the “Derby Winner” Don Juan Arias, set out to meet God. God will have you in a very special place.