Longtime trainer Robert (Bobby) Wingfield passed away this past Saturday, according to his son-in-law, Darrel McHargue, who is currently a racing steward at Golden Gate Fields.
“He died of natural causes,” said McHargue, who is married to the former Robin Wingfield and was America's Eclipse Award winning jockey in 1978. “He passed away at his daughter's house in Livermore with his family and friends at his side.”
Mr. Wingfield was a fixture at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner for many years and was a highly respected horseman. According to a post on twitter by Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report, “Among others, trainer Robert Wingfield trained stakes winners No No for Burt Bacharach and Bicker for Earl Scheib . . . ”
Quick with a smile and an encouraging word, Wingfield was in close contact with the racing scene in Southern California, despite having been retired for several years.
Robin Wingfield is currently Director of Group Sales at Golden Gate.
Funeral services for Bobby Wingfield will be private.
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