‘Racetrack icon’: Golden Gate Fields trainer Bob Hess Sr. dies at age 86

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Bob Hess Sr. began his horse race training career at the Agua Caliente racetrack in the 1960s before joining Golden Gate Fields as a conditioner in 1971. According to Matt Dinerman, track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, Hess was honest and genuine, and he always put the horses’ health and first.

A well-loved, longtime horse race trainer at Golden Gate Fields, Bob Hess Sr. died Saturday at the age of 86 due to COVID-19.
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