Former trainer Gerry Goswell dies

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Former steeplechase jockey and trainer, Gerry Goswell, died Sunday, Dec. 20. He was 60 .

A memorial service for Goswell will be held in Camden, S.C., in the spring of 2010.

Goswell was born in Lambourn, England and moved to the United States in 1958. He was the son of the late Arthur and Kathleen Holmes Goswell. Goswell was a lifetime horseman and was an avid hunter and golfer.

Surviving are a sister, Susan Barndollar of Elkton, Md., brothers, James Goswell (Anne) of Soham, England, Anthony Goswell of Ocala, Fla., Peter Goswell (Edna) of Moulsford, England, and Michael Goswell (Sarah) of Newark, Del. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Goswell rode races and later trained a successful string for Virginian Randy Waterman and others. In 1980, Goswell trained 11 NSA jump winners and  placed fourth in the standings. He placed fourth again in 1981 with seven jump wins.

From his Camden base, Goswell broke and prepped horses for Hall of Famer trainer P.G. Johnson, including Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Volponi and multiple stakes winner Maplejinsky. Goswell also prepped Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Artie Schiller.

Memorials may be made in memory of Gerald Goswell to the Injured Jockey Fund, c/o National Steeplechase Association, 400 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, MD, 21921.

Online condolences may be sent to the Goswell family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com .