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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Some of you probably heard this already but Bob Rose, who was known on some of these forums as Oldbobbowers
, passed away in late December. He was an interesting character to say the least who held many jobs around the racetrack--trainer, exercise rider, jock's agent, etc. Some of his discussions
with Margaret Ransom on the old Final Turn forum were, at the very least, semi-legendary. He was one of my Facebook friends. I don't check Facebook much but when I have, Bob's rants on the racing world according to Ole Bob were usually there to greet me. The last couple of months the rants stopped and after checking his page I noticed of his passing.
Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:01 am
Oh how sad! He sure did have strong opinions, and seemed to really care about horses. I remember he could be pretty funny sometimes. My condolences to family and friends. Rest in peace, Bob.
Thanks for letting us know, Curtis.
Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:05 pm
RIP Bob Rose a/k/a Old Bob Bowers.
Internet forum discussions haven't been as lively and informative since FT and then TBC.
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 am
RIP Oldbobbowers. Your posts on FT left a lasting impression, even though I was just a casual reader and not an active participant.
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:28 pm
I'm sorry to hear this. We were FB friends as well. I haven't seen any posts from him in a long time and assumed he had stepped away from FB as people sometimes do.
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Very sad to hear this, may he find peace.