Norma Macauley Cause of Death | Tributes paid to a passing icon. Norma Macauley died on July 17, 2020.
Macauley came from a family steeped in racing history, with her grandfather James Scobie a legendary trainer in Australia. He won the Melbourne Cup four times and was inducted into the Australian racing Hall of Fame in 2001.
Norman Scobie, Macauley’s father, trained in Britain for many years, and Macauley carried on the tradition with a lengthy career of her own before concentrating on ownership.
Norma Macauley Cause of Deatg was not released publicly. However, she died at the age of 88-years-old.
Sky Sports Racing commentator Robert Cooper enjoyed sparring verbally with Macauley several times on-camera, but the exchanges were nothing but good-natured.
Cooper said: “Her bark was definitely worse than her bite. She looked serious but you could have fun with her. She had an impish sense of humour.
“She was such a generous person, she left me a bottle of cognac at Southwell for my birthday once. After she’d done that I sent her a valentine’s card as a bit of fun. I never heard anything about it but I know she got it as I found her address.
“I think she would have been a very good stand-up comedian, she could deliver a deadpan one-liner.”
Macauley is survived by her sons Andy, Chris, John, Sean and Simon, and daughters Di, Julie, Karen and Liz.
So sad to hear that the wonderful Norma Macauley has died – she was such a character and a fantastic trainer – Elton Ledger, Mi Odds, Danzeno and many more. Farewell Norma
So sad to hear that the wonderful Norma Macauley has died – she was such a character and a fantastic trainer – Elton Ledger, Mi Odds, Danzeno and many more. Farewell Norma ❤️
— Robert Cooper (@SirBobCooper) July 18, 2020