Pennsylvania horseman Raymond Gambone, owner of Our Farm near Norristown, died Feb. 13 in a Philadelphia hospital following a bout with cancer. He was 56.
A native of Conshohocken, Pa., Gambone started riding at an early age, and by the time he was in high school, he had established a stable that rented out horses for trail rides. In the late 1960s, he opened Plymouth Stables as a boarding facility.
In 1976, Gambone and his brothers established Our Farm. Originally opened as a boarding and training facility, Our Farm is one of the largest farms in the area and stands seven stallions.
Gambone campaigned homebred stakes winners Lisa's Lil Devon and Matt's Ministress as well as several other stakes winners alone and in partnership. In January, he was recognized by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association for outstanding service to the industry.
Gambone is survived by his wife, Beth Ann, and five chlldren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Raymond Gambone Children's Scholarship Fund C/O Kenneth Levin, Esq. 1 Liberty Place 32nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.