Well known horseman Rick Forgie passed away late last week. He was 53.

Rick leaves daughter Tristen, brothers, Perry and Doug Jr. and sister Tammy. Rick will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Douglas Forgie Sr. and Liette Brisebois.

Rick raced everywhere from Sarnia to Woodbine, and Flamboro to Clinton, and many small tracks in between. He got his start at Rideau Carleton Raceway and Connaught Park, and eventually worked his way to Pompano Park in Florida and the Meadowlands.

The Forgie family will be hosting a celebration of life in Rick’s memory on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m., at the Aylmer United Church in Aylmer, Quebec.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Institute or the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society.

There will be a memorial race held in Rick Forgie’s honour at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, May 20.