And I wish I could still do it today. Of course, the horses are a lot better-gaited today, and plainer-gaited, and safer. His connections thought enough of him to enter him in the Sonsam series against older horses where he won, powering up first over in an eye-opening 1: Buddy Gilmour Night at Batavia Downs Gaming will feature video highlights of many of the greatest victories during his Hall of Fame career. Statistics were really not important to him. Through a career that spanned six decades, from to , Gilmour drove in 33, races.

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John was second in command.

But hatness the influence of him and others, many of whom fill the Hall of Fame, racing reached its heyday. Make no mistake about it, John Gilmour is a treasure. Both undefeated, but National Seelster had been tested.

I don’t know how I forgot John, being he is the one still active in the sport. Back to Home page. That style lets horses race as fast as they can as far as they can—a practice Beissinger believed unacceptable. He recalled catch-driving for Del Cameron in the Hambletonian, leaving from the third tier with Newport Champ. 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?


Of course, the horses are a lot better-gaited today, and plainer-gaited, and safer.

Lass A Rope schools her elders. Wiggle It JiggleIt had not. Dancer admitted his own driving style—the one that garnered him more than 3, career victories—involved a decent first quarter, often followed by a significant slowdown over the next quarter or two to back the field down.


His record speaks for itself. And I wish I could still do it today.

These guys are my friends. Never one to complain, or even one to celebrate, John Gilmour’s easy going hqrness and congeniality have endeared him to all who have the pleasure of knowing him. Thank you for posting this. 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. Then it was off to the paddock to don his driving colors and become one of the fiercest competitors anyone would ever have to race against.

I saw him in up in Monticello for old timers day and shared a few great memories I will cherish forever and took one last picture with him that I have proudly hung in my den. New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire. They do a good job the way racing is now.

William “Buddy” Gilmour, 78, dies – Harness Racing Newsroom – USTA – USTROTTING

Happy memories of him and speedball Mirror Image handling the likes of Rambling Willie on the half mile track The second division goes postward as race 11 on the race program. Read More News About William “Buddy” Gilmour has passed away last night at the age of Make this country default. Commission seeks accredited judge. Pacing Championship with Millers Scout. His passing is a loss of another of a personality from perhaps one of harness racing’s greatest periods and my youth.


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Gilmour said when he trained and drove his own, he often tried to get a horse ready a month before a stake—a plan that seems harnfss obsolete now as the Edsel.

I worked for Buddy from to and it is still one of the most favorite and exciting periods of my life.

I am Buddy’s granddaughter, and I truly appreciate all the memorials, memories and well-wishes. Lass A Rope schools her elders.