Beissinger is like many drivers from years past in that he cut his racing teeth on the half-mile tracks so prominent in the s and s. Single season record holder at Northfield Park. In 50 years of racing, Stanley Dancer steered and conditioned some of the best horses the sport has ever known, and never had a suspension or a positive drug test. So respected was he for his driving abilities that Dancer often catch-drove for his contemporaries in the biggest stakes, though he maintains he was a trainer-driver equally, without preference for either. He was one of the all-time greats. For photos from the Meadowlands contact Lisaphoto playmeadowlands.

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One year later Gilmour won the Breeders’ Crown with the talented pacing mare Stienam. Commission seeks accredited judge. Dancer, the winner of four Hamble-tonians, said much of his success came from his ability to read a horse and take it to its maximum ability. Lass A Rope harnezs her elders.


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In 50 years of racing, Stanley Dancer steered and conditioned budy of the best horses the sport biddy ever known, and never had a suspension or a positive drug test. Lass A Rope schools her elders. Gilmour will sign autographs for Batavia Downs Gaming fans starting at 6: When Buddy Gilmour started driving harness horses, a 2: This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U.


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Then misfortune in the form of a barn fire which gilmoug out his stable at Batavia prompted the then thirty year old to seek his fame on the Yonkers-Roosevelt circuit and there indeed did he achieve the pinnacle of his career. I do have one favor to ask, though, can you please update your post to say that he was one of 4 brothers in harness racing?

Not one for pomp and fanfare, Gilmour gilmkur went about gilmoud work with a smile and a ragged cowboy hat taking care of his business. As trainer of his own star mounts, he was also able to ensure they were properly cared for throughout a long racing season. When the Meadowlands opened up he too drove there and while he may have not had he success he did at Yonkers and Roosevelt, he managed to be a respected driver there as well.

Read More News About I wish I could see him at least one last time. The colt had harnes post 7 in his heat.

Major showdown in the Buddy Gilmour

William “Buddy” Gilmour has passed away last night at the age of It didn’t take him long to become the track’s top driver, not to mention prominent on the harnesx scene.

Kate, my dad and your grandfather were very good friends. Gilmour said when he trained and drove his own, he often tried to get a horse ready a month before a stakeā€”a plan that seems as obsolete now as the Edsel. Gilmour’s first drive came in and three years later he arrived at Batavia Downs.


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Gilmour goes out a winner – after 45 years! John Gilmour still drives at Monticello Raceway. Especially, when Monticello is not that far away from here. Never one to complain, or even one to celebrate, John Gilmour’s easy going ways and congeniality have endeared him to all who have the pleasure of knowing him. Long-ago injuries and several major surgeries have made driving just a memory for Dancer, who is considered among the best drivers and trainers the sport has ever known.

Unbeknownst to nearly everyone, Gilmour sprung that on the world although he admitted he’ll continue training his current five- horse stable. For photos from the Meadowlands contact Lisaphoto playmeadowlands. Gilour superstar On The Road Again. I don’t drive that much anymore so it was hard for me to know exactly when I’d win my last race.

So much so, that there’s hardly a sole on the backstretch-save a few guys he’s “hung out to dry” recently-that has a bad word about him.