Top Veterinarian William O. Reed Dies

William O. Reed, DVM, died Oct. 23 at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

Internationally regarded as one of the finest equine practitioners of his time, Reed is perhaps most remembered for his surgery on the ill-fated Thoroughbred Ruffian at his veterinary hospital across the street from Belmont Park following her injury during the match race against Foolish

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