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Memorable Manitobans: Morris Kaplan (1924-2007)

Horse racer.

Born at Winnipeg in 1924, son of Joseph Kaplan (?-1966) and Fanny Efros (1895-1991), he was a horse owner, breeder, and a race handicapper who served many years in the chairmanship of the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission. He worked to assure the long term viability of Assiniboia Downs Racetrack. He died unmarried on 29 January 2007.


Obituary [Fanny Kaplan], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 1991, page 27.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 2007.

“They left their mark,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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