07/07/2017 4:23PM

Marshall Robinson, breeder of Groovy, dies at 86


Services for Marshall Robinson, who bred champion sprinter Groovy, were held Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Robinson died Saturday at the age of 86, according to a notice posted by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

Robinson was a past president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Groovy was the champion sprinter of 1987.

Robinson was a graduate of Texas Christian University in his native Fort Worth who later served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, according to an obituary posted at Legacy.com. He was the founder of Robinson Roofing Co. Robinson and his wife, Mickey, maintained a Thoroughbred operation in Fort Worth.