HARNESS racing lost one of its true gentlemen with the passing of New Zealand horseman Bob Negus during the weekend.
Sadly, Negus lost his battle with cancer at the age of 89.
Rarely without a good performer in his stable, Negus is best remembered for his association with top mare, Armalight.
The Queen of New Zealand during the early 1980s, Armalight’s victories include the 1981 New Zealand Cup and Free-For-All.
Other top performers prepared by Negus include Derby winner Willie Win, Glint, Captain Jura, Hardcraft, Patchy, Flynn, Bronze Lad, Kran and Bruce.
The latter was named after Negus’ son, who is best known as the trainer of Courage Under Fire.
Negus is survived by sons, Bruce and Keith, and daughters, Christine and Gail.
- TRENT STEELE