Robert L. Wheeler

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Robert L. Wheeler
Occupation Trainer
Born June 21, 1920
Crawford, Nebraska
Died April 12, 1992
Career wins 1,336
Major racing wins

Santa Anita Derby (1959, 1960)
Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap
(1959, 1960, 1978)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (1960, 1967)
Blue Grass Stakes (1960)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1960, 1963)
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (1965)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1969)
Del Mar Derby (1971)
Vanity Invitational Handicap (1981)
Wilshire Handicap (1981)
Apple Blossom Handicap (1982)

Paumonok Handicap (1986)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (2011)
Significant horses
B. Thoughtful, Bug Brush, Dotted Swiss, Miss Todd, Tompion, Taisez Vous, Track Robbery, Silver Spoon

Robert L. Wheeler (June 21, 1920 - April 12, 1992) was American Hall of Fame trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses.[1]

A native of Crawford, Nebraska, raised by his parents, James C. Wheeler and Anna Wheeler. He has 4 brothers and 4 sisters, Jack, Bill, Jim, Jerry, Rita, Pat, Jean and Joanne. Robert Wheeler trained professionally from 1938 through to his death at age 71 in 1992. Among his successful runners, Wheeler conditioned the 1959 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, Silver Spoon as well as Track Robbery who was voted the 1982 American Champion Older Female Horse.