Born in Richwood, Ohio, on July 15, , Mr. Goodbye to another harness racing icon, Hall of Fame trainer-driver Bob Farrington, who has passed away at the ripe, old age of Joe Adelsberger Rogersville, TN. Probably few horses caught the imagination of the public as did Willie and Bob. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U. Upon the horse’s death, Bob Farrington, his retired Hall of Fame driver and trainer, was asked what he had seen in Willie that others missed during the early part of his career. New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire.

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After the Rambling Willie era ended, Farrington continued to train and hxrness, but not drive – or if he did, it wasn’t much – in the Chicago area. To this day, considering inflation, his earnings from age 4 and up have not been surpassed in North America. He was preceded in death by brothers Rod and Brad Farrington. He never met a stranger and loved his family. Sad to say not many of us remain. Again, Farrington couldn’t have been more accommodating, including letting local TV sports anchor Jim Kelly jog the horse not even in a double-seat cart, but solo!


His first pari- mutual win was in at Hilliard Raceway with a horse called Grand Martha. It is good that he and Rambin’ Willie are back together again. Welcome, Guest Log in or Register. New career on horizon harnes Nutmegs Desire. Our condolences and deepest sympathy to Vivian and to the Farrington Family. 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.

Bob’s mother Francis was one of my Mom’s fatrington friends.

Rambling Willie – Wikipedia

Farringtons and Cahills were friends forever. We will keep all of you in our prayers and wish everyone Gods speed. He stood on his head in our race. Hollywood Park was inundated with letters and calls from his fans for weeks afterward, and the track released frequent bulletins as his condition progressed.

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Rambling Willie

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Hatness. Please review our privacy policy Maintained online by webmaster ustrotting. Heaven Rejoices with these Hellians!!!! He was the first driver to win races in a season and the first to win races in a season.


My memory of him always is uplifting and brings a smile to my face whenever I’m reminded of his exploits on and off the track. Farirngton took a drive out to Farrington’s farm – I forget exactly where it was, but Mokena, Illinois is ringing a bell – and was impressed with the whole place, especially the pool for equine exercise. The Horse that God Loved!

Wed, Oct 15, at 4: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bob Farrington and Rambling Willie. Thu, Oct 16, at 4: Fri, Oct 17, at hanress He never met a stranger and loved his family.

I’ve seen plenty of horse pools since then, but that one was my first. Single season record holder at Northfield Park. Goodbye to another harness racing icon, Hall of Fame trainer-driver Bob Farringtno, who has passed away at the ripe, old age of He retired from driving with 3, victories in and went on to be a high profile trainer.