Leading Equine Attorney, Regulator Bonnie Dies at 88

March 18, 2018 By Frank Angst

s the attorney for the first Kentucky Derby winner ever disqualified for a medication positive, Ned Bonnie was ready for a fight in 1968.

That legal fight would be contested over years, with the attorney's side eventually coming up short; but that passion for equine law and the regulation of the sport would continue for nearly another 50 years.

Bonnie, a leading attorney at Frost Brown Todd attorneys in Louisville, Ky., and a longtime, vocal Kentucky racing commissioner, died March 17 in Louisville, according to family and friends. He was 88.

Ed Glasscock, chairman emeritus at Frost Brown Todd attorneys and a Thoroughbred owner himself, remembers phone calls for Bonnie from equine attorneys all around the world coming into the Louisville office.

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