Local trotting family, Garth and Nathan Hoy, are mourning the loss of family patriarch and an icon in the industry with the passing of Ron Hoy, 96.
Young Harness Racing club extends their deepest sympathies to Mr Hoy’s family at this time with the whole harness racing fraternity losing one of its true icons on Monday. Ron passed away peacefully in Peak Hill surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by sons Lindsay, Lester and Garth and daughter Janine.
Ron started his career in harness racing back in the mid 1950s at Peak Hill before eventually moving to Dubbo where he became a leading trainer for a number of years back in the 70s and 80s before handing over the reins to his sons. Ron won more than six trainers’ premierships at Dubbo.
Best known as the trainer of 1980 Inter Dominion finalist Lone Boy, Ron also enjoyed a lot of success with his first pacer Rule Silver while other horses of note trained by Ron included Rodney Robert, Lucky Magic, Twin Bay and Bossys Henry.
Arrangements for Ron's funeral are not yet finalised.