07/07/2017 5:23PM

Marshall Robinson, breeder of Groovy, dies at 86

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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.