Richard M Widger
1934 — 2021
of Belleair, FL, passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2021 with his loving wife and daughter by his side. Dick lived 86 incredible years. He was born in Waterford, Ireland on October 8, 1934 to Richard and Mary (Ryan) Widger. He was one of nine children from a prominent racing and horse training legacy. As a teenager, Dick moved to Liverpool, England and trained on the Grand National hunt course at Aintree. Dick competed as a professional steeplechase jockey in seven countries around the world, including the Curragh in his home country of Ireland. In 1960 he came to America and worked as a jockey on racetracks including Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. He had three children, Richard,...