Bob was born in Rochester, New York. When he was a young kid, his family moved South of Richmond, Virginia just before Secretariat's march to the Triple Crown. It was a great introduction to horse racing. Later, while attending University of Virginia, he often made the trek to Charles Town. Soon after, as a bus driver in NYC, he spent time in OTBs and frequented The Big A and Belmont. As a member of the rock band Pavement, he utilized his free time to become the first American to witness live racing at every British racecourse. He lived across the street from Churchill Downs for 14 years. Bob is a breeder, owner, Equibase chart caller and Thorograph data collector. Previously, he was a field reporter for DRF, a mutuel clerk and a night watchman for Jack Van Berg. He is a full on "racing tragic".