Breeder/Owner Einar Paul Robsham Dead
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 1:34 PM
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 9:01 AM
Einar Paul Robsham, who won the 1995 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga with homebred Pretty Discreet, died Feb. 22 of heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 75.
Robsham, a prominent real estate developer and philanthropist, campaigned 14 stakes winners, including five homebreds. Overall, Robsham bred seven added-money winners.
Pretty Discreet was one of five of Robsham's graded stakes winners. She captured the Alabama by eight lengths at odds of 42-1. Robsham's other graded winners were Trust N Luck, Feline Story, Polish Holiday, and Overturned. The first two were graded winners last year, with Trust N Luck winning the Fountain of Youth (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park and Feline Story the Sorority Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.
Robsham was the retired president and chairman of the board of Robsham Industries, a real estate development firm based west of Boston in Framingham, and the recipient of numerous professional awards. He was active in Boy Scouts of America and received several awards for service, including Man of the Year from the Algonquin Council in 1980. His military career included service as a company commander during the Korean War and as a military adviser. He attained the rank of brigadier general in the Massachusetts National Guard.
Robsham survivors include his wife, Joyce. Memorial contributions may be sent to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, 3293 Wright Rd. Laura, OH 45337. Telephone (937) 947-4020.
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