Horseman Bob Gilpin Dies

Longtime trainer and farm manager worked in New York, New Jersey, and Florida

Longtime trainer and farm manager Bob Gilpin died Sept. 14. He managed Middletown Stables in New Jersey and M.J. Stavola Farm in Ocala, Fla. He raised notable horses such as Belong To Me, Classy Mirage, and Jersey Girl. He formerly trained in the New Jersey area.

Gilpin also was involved in Overbrook Farm in Colts Neck, N.J., and Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and two daughters. A memorial service will be held Sept. 29 at Ocala First Assembly of God at 2 p.m., with arrangements being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Ocala.