BOB FARRINGTON HARNESS DRIVER
Farrington replied in the words of legendary Thoroughbred trainer “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons , “The most important thing about a racehorse, you can’t see. He drove his first race at Piketon Fairgrounds in Ohio. I was proud to put them on display this week at Balmoral Park. Farrington won 36 driving titles with 30 of them coming at Chicago area tracks, including six at both Sportsman’s Park and Washington Park. They went to 28 cities in 32 weeks and drew record breaking crowds at each racetrack and shopping mall they went to.
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My thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rod and Brad.
So sorry to hear about Bob. Goodbye to another harness racing icon, Hall of Fame trainer-driver Bob Farrington, who has passed away at the ripe, old age of Welcome, Guest Log in or Register.
At the Canadian Pacing Derby he tied for first in a dead heat with Pickwick Baron, and won outright in andsetting a best time for the mile of 1: One was during one of my Sportsman’s summers. Wed, Oct 15, at 1: Thu, Oct 16, at 1: He had a knack for getting lame horses back on the track.
Arrangements announced for Robert Farrington – Harness Racing Newsroom – USTA – USTROTTING
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Oct. I know you will enjoy the memories forever. Bob’s mother Francis was one of my Mom’s best friends. Memorial services will be at 1 p. Karen, Sad to hear this news.
It seemed reasonable, but we bbob do it. He retired from driving with 3, victories in and went on to be a high profile trainer.
Hall of Fame
During a program at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey Farrington drove six times and won all six races. A biography of the horse was published: Sad to say not many of us remain.
Hollywood Park was inundated with letters and calls from his fans for weeks afterward, and the track released frequent bulletins as his condition progressed. Single season record holder at Northfield Park.
It was the summer of 1979 at Sportsman’s Park
My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is good that he and Rambin’ Willie are back together again.
Born in Richwood, Ohio, on July 15,Mr. He stood on his head in our race.
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Rambling Willie – Wikipedia
This harnses may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U. Rambling Willie sustained “bowed tendons” in both front farfington early in his ten-plus-year racing career, as well farrinton other nagging injuries expected in a racehorse competing for so long a period. Wed, Oct 15, at 7: Farrington, 85, died Oct 13, at his home in Florida from a heart attack. Lee Shalgos Chicago Fri, Oct 17, at 2: Make this country default.
He said the making of a great driver was in the hands. Vivian was responsible for me getting an autograph on my personal copy of the “Book” on Bob’s last visit to Balmoral. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian Harris Farrington.