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Monday, March 09, 2009



Longtime Daily Racing Form Canadian writer WALLY WOOD has passed away - yesterday in Toronto.
Wood was well know for his charaterization of folks at the racetrack plus his yearly trips overseas to watch horse racing in Europe.
He loved to bet on the races and he seemed to get a kick out of interviewing all the different personalities the game had to offer.


Wood, formerly of DRF, dies at 76

By Bill Tallon

Wally Wood, a longtime writer and columnist for Daily Racing Form, died in Toronto's Bridgepoint Hospital last Sunday at age 76.

Wood joined Daily Racing Form's Toronto office in 1968 and covered Ontario's Woodbine, Fort Erie, and Greenwood racetracks plus other major Canadian racing news.

He also was a frequent contributor to The Thoroughbred Diges and Canadian Thoroughbred, as well as other periodicals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In addition, Wood hosted annual racing tours to international locales including the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, and the Far East.

Born in Portland, Ore., but raised in Nottingham, England, Wood served in the British Army before moving to Canada and attending Montreal's McGill University in the 1950s.



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