Bob Ingham cause of death – Austrailian racing Hall of Fame member Bob Ingham dead: obituary – tributes
- Date of death: September 22, 2020
- Age: 88 year old
- Cause of death: unconfirmed
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One of the legends of Australian racing, Bob Ingham, has died aged 88.
The Ingham family announced the death of the businessman and philanthropist on Wednesday.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce our beloved father, Bob Ingham, passed away yesterday at home aged 88 surrounded by his family,” a family statement said.
“Bob always had a passion for horse racing. Along with Jack they turned this passion into the largest thoroughbred racing and breeding operation in Australia at the time,” the statement continued.
“He was a pioneer and visionary of his day whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
“His hard work, commitment and philosophy of ‘doing the right things and doing things right’ underpinned everything he did. He made us very proud. We will miss him greatly.”
Ingham and his brother, Jack, built the Ingham’s brand, which was the biggest producer of chickens and turkeys in Australia, but it was racing that they were most passionate about.
Mr Ingham’s family asked mourners to send donations, instead of flowers, to the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.
The facility fostered medical breakthroughs and clinical discoveries.
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Bob Ingham tributes
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Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys paid personal tribute to Ingham.
“I’m personally very saddened by the passing of Bob. When I first entered the industry, he was of great assistance to me and provided much learning and information,” V’landys said.
“Bob was a very kind man who had presence and a great personality. The industry is so much the poorer for the loss of one of our legends.
“Bob was also well-known for his philanthropy, with his daughter Debbie Kepitis carrying on the racing tradition as a part-owner of the great Winx.
“Bob’s son John served as vice-chairman on the committee of the Australian Turf Club.
“We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Mr Ingham’s family and friends at the loss of such a well-respected individual in both racing and business.”
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia chairman Basil Nolan remembered Ingham as a legend of the industry.
“I am deeply saddened by Bob’s passing and my thoughts go out to the Ingham family. Bob was a great man and a great racing man. I stood stallions that Bob and Jack had raced and it was all done verbally; you never had to have anything on paper because Bob’s word was his bond,” Nolan said
“Bob and Jack changed racing in Australia, developing their breeding and racing interests on an incredible scale, and their legacy will live on for a long time to come. The families they developed in their breeding operation are some of the great families in the Australian Stud Book.”
Australian Turf Club chief executive Jamie Barkley said
“Bob Ingham will forever be a giant of racing and leaves a wonderful legacy in many ways” . “We especially pass on condolences to each of his children and the extended families.
“The Australian Turf Club is grateful for the enormous contribution Bob Ingham made to our racing, and also acknowledge his enormous spirit and generosity as a visionary of the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research in Liverpool.”
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