Hollywood Park was inundated with letters and calls from his fans for weeks afterward, and the track released frequent bulletins as his condition progressed. Thu, Oct 16, at 4: Farrington won 36 driving titles with 30 of them coming at Chicago area tracks, including six at both Sportsman’s Park and Washington Park. Burial will follow in York Cemetery. Bob was born on July 15, to Louie and Francis Farrington whom are both deceased. Farrington drove six times and won all six races.

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Fri, Oct 17, at I felt like i was part of it and I don’t know why. I followed Ramblin Willie’s race career closely and watched them race anywhere I could. Thu, Oct 16, at 7: Wed, Oct 15, at 7: You and Rambling Willie the horse that God loved is what made us what we are today.

Bob was quiet by comparison. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.

Please review our privacy policy Maintained online by webmaster ustrotting. Bob Cahill and Bob Farrington are now having a wonderful time in heaven. Hall of Fame horseman Robert G. Born in Richwood, Ohio, on July 15,Mr.


Hall of Famer Bob Farrington dies at age 85 :: Harnesslink

I remember being proud of his accomplishments in those days farringtno I read about them in the Richwood Gazette. I would like to send you a photograph of the display if you would provide me with your email. To Sue Carpenter and your family, we send our prayers and condolences, we are sorry for farringgton loss. He drove his first race at Piketon Fairgrounds in Ohio. He said the making of a great driver was in the hands.

Bob had no idea what was in store for him when he quit his job as a brick mason. I was proud to put them on display this week at Balmoral Bib.

He was a great man who loved horses. Thu, Oct 16, at 8: It is good that he and Rambin’ Willie are back together again.

It was the summer of at Sportsman’s Park :: Harnesslink

While racing at Hollywood Park Racetrack in California, he suffered such a severe bout of colic that he was operated on in a last effort to save him, euthanasia being the only alternative. Tweet Share Email Print. He will always been known for his quick wit, smile and laugh. Goodbye to another harness racing icon, Hall of Fame trainer-driver Bob Farrington, who has passed away at the ripe, old age of He won races in starts, both records, and won the U.


May he, and Rambling Willie, who predeceased him, hraness rest in peace, now spiritually together for eternity.

What a wonderful life!!!!! He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rod and Brad.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Farrington was a six-time national driving champion, taking the title in and and again from through It was wonderful that he lived so long. He is in the Ohio and Illinois Hall of Fame. Rambling Willie April 18, – August 24, was a harness racing horsemore specifically a bay pacing gelding sired by Rambling Fury and out of Hwrness Belle by Meadow Gold.