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Camden philanthropist John Rainey dies at 73
John Rainey file photo
John Rainey - photo by C-I file photo
Camden philanthropist John S. Rainey, best known locally for his sponsorship of “Reconciliation,” the statuary depicting Larry Doby and Bernard Baruch in front of the Camden Archives and Museum, died Saturday at the age of 73 following a short illness. Rainey was also known locally for serving as a director and treasurer of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) of South Carolina and as sponsor of Second Chances, a rehabilitation program pairing inmates at Wateree River Correctional Institution with rescued end-of-career racehorses. He would go on to be executive producer of “Homestretch,” a documentary about Second Chances and about horse slaughter in the United States.