Francis “Frank” Joseph AnglimSeptember 14, 1936 - February 25, 2023 Unionville, PA | Age 86 Loving Brother and Friend.
There once was a fine horseman from Tipperary.
A truly good character was he.
Many horses he galloped and groomed
With love and sugar cubes they did bloom.
Golfing was his luxury.
Our favorite Irishman Francis “Frank” Joseph Anglim, age 86, of Unionville, PA, passed away surrounded by angels on Saturday, February 26, 2023 at the Chester County Hospital.
Born in Rosegreen, Tipperary, Ireland he was the third child of seven born to the late Patrick Anglim and the late Kathleen Carroll Anglim. His siblings in order of age; William, Patrick Joseph, Margaret Mary, Matthew John, Thomas Joachim, and John Vincent. Thomas and John are survivors. along with many loving nieces and nephews.
His life was dedicated to racing horses on the flat and timber, as well as tending to their wellbeing. Vincent O’Brien was one of his first employers in Ireland, who set him on his way as a Steeplechase exercise rider and jockey. He raced throughout Europe then, in 1959 at the age of 23, he moved on to the United States. Francis then followed his life’s passion of working with horses for various reputable trainers throughout the East Coast, including Mike Miller, George M. Odom of Marydel, Skip Brittle of Tybridge Farm, and P. F. N. Fanning of Ivy Dell Stud.
Francis met the love of his life, Elaine Borland ,while exercise riding in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY. They married in 1970 and shared their love of horses and horse racing till her dying day in 2009. She was preceded in death by her adored son John. Elaine was one of the first professional female jockeys in the United States. Later in her life she became a very accomplished watercolor artist, most notable for her horse racing paddock scenes. Elaine featured Francis in many of her paintings.
When not tending to the horses, Francis found passion in perfecting his golf game. Never tiring from golf, he played and won many tournaments with his distinctive golf swing. A longtime member of Loch Nairn Golf Club in Avondale PA, he gained many trophies that lined their walls, and in his lifetime scored three “hole in ones”.
Most impressive when meeting Francis was his gentle, never judgmental, always pulling your leg, gift of gab, character. This personality gained him a broad spectrum of friends from near and far. Francis -you will be missed, but always in our hearts!
A Memorial Meeting for Worship for family and friends will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at London Grove Friends Meeting House, 500 W. Street Rd. (Newark Rd and 926) Kennett Square, PA 19348.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (www.pdjf.org), and/or the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (www.racingmuseum.org).
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, West Grove, PA.
Permanently Disabled Jockeys FundMake a donation
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameMake a donation
Memorial Meeting for WorshipMarch 25, 2023 1:00 PM London Grove Friends Meeting House
500 W. Street Rd. (Newark Rd and 926)
Kennett Square, PA 19348.
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