Veteran trainer Lyman Rollins, who won the 1992 California Cup Sprint
with Answer Do, passed away at the age of 92 at his home north of
Phoenix, Az. this past Friday evening, according to longtime family
friend Barkley Porter.
“He apparently had had a full day and just went to sleep while
sitting at his kitchen table,” said Porter. “There was no warning and he
went all of a sudden.”
A 13-time leading trainer at the now-shuttered Centennial Park in Littleton, Colo., Rollins began training in the early 1940s.
A member of the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame and a no-nonsense
horsemen, Rollins responded thusly when asked following his Cal Cup
victory if he regretted gelding Answer Do as a yearling: “Oh no, he’s a
In addition to his 1992 Cal Cup victory, Answer Do also won
three consecutive runnings of the Hollywood Turf Express at Hollywood
Park, in 1990, ’91 and ‘92. The son of To-Agori-Mou retired with
earnings of $792,855.
According to Porter, a viewing for Lyman Rollins will be held
Friday, Nov. 2, and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, in the