Gofundme launched for injured Md. racing official Steve Moyer

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A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Steven Moyer, a former trainer and current racing official at Laurel Park, who was seriously injured while doing yard work at his home.

Moyer, 55, sustained severe burns over 30% of his body in an accident April 19 and is expected to remain in the Intensive Care Unit for several weeks. A native of Annapolis, Md., Moyer worked for Maurice Zilber in France in his youth, and later worked for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito in Kentucky and was a longtime assistant to trainer Jimmy Jerkens in New York and Florida.

The GoFundMe campaign was set up by Elvis Trujillo Jr., a fellow racing official whose father won over 2,100 races as a jockey and is now a Maryland-based trainer. The initial goal is $10,000.

All proceeds from the GoFundMe campaign will go directly to help Moyer and his family pay for medical bills as well as during his recovery.

“Steve is a great human being with a big heart who always tends to those who need his help, regardless of the situation,” Trujillo wrote. “He always has a smile on his face regardless of the problem,” 

[Visit the Gofundme page here to learn more and to donate]

According to Equibase statistics, Moyer was a multiple stakes-winning trainer that won 71 races and more than $1.3 million in purse earnings between 1991 and 2004. Among his stakes winners were Bodgiteer and Yukon Pete.