Racing is mourning the loss of personality Rob Gaylard, who passed away suddenly last Tuesday, aged 70.
Rob was highly respected and a well-known face across the equine community and had a significant impact on the racing industry through his various roles with Racing Victoria and clubs.
Since 2002 Rob worked with Racing Victoria’s apprentice program doing media and communications training with young riders.
He was also the on-course MC at various racetracks for their feature race days for many years.
Away from racing he was an esteemed equestrian commentator for many events around the country, including the Melbourne Show.
But his talents extended well beyond horses as well with Rob a high-profile news reader and sports presenter with Nine, SCN and WIN. He also featured on K-Rock.
In 2018 Rob was awarded the Meggs Elkington Order of Merit for his service to Geelong racing.
Most recently Rob and daughter Casey Bruce were preparing champion Group 1 Manikato Stakes sprinter Chautauqua for a career in the equestrian ring.
The Moonee Valley Racing Club sends its heartfelt condolences to Karen, Casey and all Rob’s family and friends on the passing of a wonderful person and true friend.