The horse racing industry lost an avid horsewoman this summer with the death of Dolly von Stade Bostwick Jr. on June 20 at 66 at her home in Indiantown, Fla.
A native of New York who grew up in Aiken, S.C., and Long Island, Bostwick was an accomplished Thoroughbred jockey and trainer. Coming from a family of riders with long ties in equestrian activities, she was featured in a New York Times article in 1973, in which she described her drive for success, telling the newspaper, "Everything I've done, I've done by myself."
She trained through 2017, winning a couple of races at Gulfstream that year with a gelding named Tero. She carried a love for all animals and enjoyed spending time at the Aiken Training Track.
She is survived by her son, Taylor Bostwick Freeman (Carmen), grandson Taylor Bostwick Freeman Jr., partner of many years Charles Mitchell Armstrong, brothers Charles Steele Bostwick and Richard Skiddy Bostwick, sister Marie Bostwick Armstrong, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial contributions be made to charities of friends' choice. Letters of condolence can be sent to Taylor Freeman, 1510 Powder House Rd SE, Aiken SC 29801.