The horse recovered and months later won at long odds. He retired from driving with 3, victories in and went on to be a high profile trainer. Bob Farrington and I were born just a year apart almost to the day, with his birth on July 15,’29 and mine on July 18,’ Please review our privacy policy Maintained online by webmaster ustrotting. He was definitely one of a kind.

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Rambling Willie was “put down” in because of laminitis an often fatal hoof disease and was buried in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky where he had resided, on permanent exhibition, in the Park’s “Hall of Champions”, representing the Standardbred breed.

Fri, Oct 17, at 3: Jim and Beth Harris.

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Thu, Oct 16, at 8: Thu, Oct 16, at 1: The “Red Man” will be missed. I hear about the Farringtons exploits from older members of the Iowa harness racing community where I have some horses racing. harnees

Farrington, 85, died Oct 13, at his home in Florida from a heart attack. Newer Post Older Post Home.


Bob Farrington and Rambling Willie. North American Champion Aged Pacer, Bob didn’t ask for an appearance fee, or even to get his expenses paid. Thu, Oct 16, at 7: He drove his first race at Piketon Fairgrounds in Ohio. His first pari-mutuel win was in at Hilliard Raceway with a horse called Grand Martha.

Farrington won 36 driving titles with 30 of them coming at Chicago fardington tracks, including six at both Sportsman’s Park and Washington Park. Wed, Oct 15, at 6: Bob became the leading driver in the nation in and held that honor thru except in when he was sidelined with injuries for six weeks.

I’ve seen plenty of horse pools since then, but that one was my first.

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One was during one of my Sportsman’s summers. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat I didn’t know there even was such a thing. Rambling Farrkngton toured North America, racing and signing his book with his unique hoof mark.

Jim and Beth Harris 8 from: It is good that he and Rambin’ Willie are back together again. Bob Cahill and Bob Farrington are now having a wonderful time in heaven. I was proud harnness put them on display this week at Balmoral Park.


It seemed reasonable, but we couldn’t do it. We will keep all of you in our prayers and wish everyone Gods speed. My thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. I have some great stories that I still tell about the glory days of his horse racing career.

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Bob Farrington and Willie were quite the winning combo. The horse recovered and months later won at long odds. His first pari- mutual win was in harnsss Hilliard Raceway with a horse called Grand Martha.

He will always be known for his quick wit, smile and laugh.