Longtime Trainer Robert Wingfield Dies

Longtime California-based trainer Robert "Bobby" Wingfield died April 13, according to his son-in-law, Darrel McHargue, a racing steward at Golden Gate Fields. Wingfield was 84.

"He died of natural causes," said McHargue, who was the United States Eclipse Award-winning jockey in 1978. He is married Wingfield's daughter, Robin, who serves as Golden Gate's director of group sales. "He passed away at his daughter's house in Livermore with his family and friends at his side."

Wingfield was a fixture at Clocker's Corner at Santa Anita Park for many years and was a highly respected horseman. Among the horses he trained are stakes winners Chic n' S., Henderson Bay, Kenai Lake, Little Ricky S., and Rolandthemonarch.

Despite having been retired for several years, Wingfield remained in close contact with the Southern California racing scene. Funeral services for Wingfield will be private.

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