Steeplechase and Flat Trainer Tom Voss Passes Away

Veteran steeplechase and flat trainer, Thomas H. Voss, died at his home in Monkton, Md. Tuesday, Jan. 21. He was 63.

Voss won five National Steeplechase championships as leading trainer, and campaigned steeplechase champion Slip Away, as well as Grade I Sword Dancer-winner John’s Call (who tied John Henry as the oldest Grade I winner at the age of 9).

The VTA offers its sincerest condolences to Mr. Voss’ family and friends.

Read the This is Horse Racing story here.

Read Joe Clancy’s wonderful Midatlantic Thoroughbred feature on Mr. Voss here.

Thank you to Douglas Lees for these wonderful photos.

Tom Voss up in the 1969 Maryland Hunt Cup, at the third fence on Edwin Merryman’s Gassendi. Photo courtesy Douglass Lees.

Tom Voss up in the 1969 Maryland Hunt Cup, at the third fence on John Merryman’s Gassendi. Photo courtesy Douglas Lees.

1976 Virginia Fall Races: Tom Voss on Mrs. Edward S. Voss’ Wild Sir. Photo Courtesy Douglass Lees.

1976 Virginia Fall Races: Tom Voss on Mrs. Edward S. Voss’ Wild Sir. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.

Mr. Voss the day Slipaway won the Noel Laing at Montpelier Hunt Races in 2009. Photo Courtesy Douglass Lees.

Mr. Voss the day Slipaway won the Noel Laing at Montpelier Hunt Races in 2009. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.

 

Slipaway winning the Noel Laing Hurdle Stakes at Montpelier 2009. Photo courtesy Douglas Lees.

Slipaway winning the Noel Laing Hurdle Stakes at Montpelier 2009. Photo courtesy Douglas Lees.