Australian Racing lost one of its giants on Tuesday when Bob Ingham died at the age of 88.
Ingam and his late brother Jack inherited their father Walter’s chicken business in 1953, establishing Australia’s largest racing and breeding empire after success in the poultry business.
His interest in racing led him to a racing career which included the Woodlands Stud, Cran Lodge Racing Stable at Warwick Farm and Carbine Lodge at Flemington.
At the time, the famous Sirius Colors were performed every week under the guidance of trainer John Hawks, and Ingmus saw his two most famous horses, the Octagonal and the Lonehro, dominate the field.
“She and her brother were a symbol of sports. They were icons, “Hawks said.
Trainer John Hawks and boss Bob Ingam with their champion Galloper Lonro.
“They gave me a really good chance in Sydney and we had a great time.
“It’s always sad when those people pass by but unfortunately it happens.”
Darren Beadman In the 1990s and early 21st century, many of them were on horseback. He described it as the best.
“She and Jack have made my life a better place and this is something I will always be very grateful for,” Beedman said.
Racing NSW Chief Executive Peter V’Landis was upset by the news.
“When I first entered the industry, he helped me a lot and provided a lot of learning and information,” said Willindis.
“Bob was a very kind man with a great presence and a great personality; The industry is so poor at the expense of our legends.
“Bob was also known for his philanthropy. His daughter, Debbie Capitas, followed the racing tradition as the owner of part of the Great Winx.”
Jack and Bob Ingam, along with Dayton Beadman, lead Ataconal back to Group 1 in 1996.
Jack Ingam died in 2003 at the age of 75, and five years later Bob sold Wicklands Stud to Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation.
Since then, Ingam has given growing training the responsibility of caring for his new, younger, stable.
Once again, his decision was correct when he chose Chris Waller to prepare his horses.
“I will definitely remember the support and guidance that Mr. Incham has shown me over the years,” Waller said. “On the run, whether it’s a good day or a bad day, he’s always been the same man and I’m grateful for that.
“Mr Ingam had a very simple request as an owner. He just wanted a general report of all the work, spelling and pre-training horses every Monday at 9am. It all fits on A4 pages. ”
Ingam’s philanthropy included his vision for an independent specialist center for health and medical research in Liverpool, which in 2012 became the Ingam Institute for Applied Medical Research.
Ingam was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2004.
He was awarded the Centennial Medal in 2001 for his services to the Liverpool community and was appointed Order of the Order of Australia in 2003.
Ingam was the husband of Norma (deceased) and the dedicated father of Lynn, Debbie, Robbie and John, and had 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bob Ingam, along with his brother Jack, formed one of Australia’s largest training and breeding empires.
The biggest loss to the industry with the passing of racing icon Bob Ingam.
– Sky Racing (@ Skyraking AU) September 23, 2020
Deeply saddened by the news of Bob Incheon’s passing … I was blessed to wear the perfect fit and it was Bob who let me go and I never forgot the first winner to ride for Bob and Jack. Kind man, racing lover, gentleman pic.twitter.com/6stIROWpyb
– Dean Petit (@ DeanPet 74) September 23, 2020
– Chris Waller Racing (@ Convalreking) September 23, 2020
How happy Rip Bob Ingam was to win the Sydney Cup for you
– Gavin John Aids (@GavinAids) September 23, 2020
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