Pompano Beach, Fla., farrier Leon Richard Cable passed away on July 10, 2022. He was 71.
Cable was born Oct. 21, 1950, in Effingham, Ill., to Philip and Roselin Cable and was one of six children. Cable graduated from St. Anthony High School.
Cable came from a four generation family of horseshoers. He was from the second generation. After working with his father and brothers in the farriery industry, Cable relocated to Pompano Beach, Fla., where he worked with farrier Billy Haughton at the Pompano Park Raceway. He worked at the track for 50 years as a farrier, trainer and driver of harness horses. Cable also shod horses at numerous other tracks, including Scioto Downs, Buffalo Raceway, Vernon Downs, Shenandoah Downs and others.
Cable was also an amateur driver. He ran the Leon Cable Stable for many years. In 2016, Cable received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Association, designed to honor an individual who was devoted to working in the farrier industry throughout their career.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3, at St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Tier Amateur Driving Club at 1569 Talmadge Hill Rd. South, Waverly, N.Y. 14892. Online condolences may be shared at johnsonandsonsfh.com.