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NRHA Hall of Famer Bob Anthony Is On the Mend

Written by Pat Feuerstein on .

BobAnthonyBob Anthony; Photo by Pat FeuersteinOn Friday evening, April 12,Bob Anthony, 79, Tallahassee, Fla., experienced chest pains; however, he chose not to go to the hospital. By Saturday morning, when the pains had not lessened, Anthony agreed to go to be hospitalized. It was determined that he had indeed suffered a heart attack.

A stent was placed in the blocked artery, which immediately eased the pain and got the blood flowing. Anthony had quadruple bypass surgery in 1998.

By Sunday, Anthony was ready to go home, but he had to wait until Monday evening. According to his wife, Jean, "Bob is tired, but feeling well and has no pain."

Anthony was inducted into the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame in 1992. His influence in the reining horse industry goes back to the formation of the NRHA in 1966.

Anthony went to work for the late C.T. Fuller in 1957 and was instrumental in bringing NRHA foundation sire and Hall of Famer Joe Cody to Fuller's Willow Brook Farms, Catasauqua, Penn. Both Fuller and Joe Cody are NRHA Hall of Fame inductees.

Anthony has six NRHA World Championships to his credit, with High Proof (1975), Benito BarJoe (1976), Ima Fool (1977), Mr Doin Good (1979) and Mr Mui Twist (1981 and 1982).

Get well cards and best wishes can be sent to Bob Anthony at 1433 Rita Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311.