Make this country default. He would then drive all-out to the wire, his last quarter by far his fastest. Longtime friend, Betsy Phillips, for whom Gilmour drove her good trotting mare, Gettheflakout, sums up the feelings of all around the backstretch here when she said; “Everybody loves Sep”.. Beissinger admitted that just about all aspects of driving have changed since his heyday, from the catch-driver to the evolution of speed, to the way drivers sit in the sulky and hold handholds. On the wagering front, it features three guaranteed pools. The colt followed that win up with a pocket-sitting, last-second surge to narrowly win by a neck.

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But the style of racing today allows them to do that. Back to Home page. Thanks to his many bkddy at Batavia Downs, he was the country’s second leading driver in and in dash wins, finishing behind only Billy Haughton.

Gilmour goes out a winner – after 45 years! :: Harnesslink

Gilmour’s first drive came in and three years later he arrived at Batavia Downs. Although John started slowly, once the local trainers got a glimpse of his abilities he became one of the most sought after catch-drivers. Buddy drove a small stable for my partner and me.

Gilmour, who’s always spews a “Howdy Sep” when greeting others, is a consummate horsemen and was an excellent race driver.


Back to Hrness page. Of course, the horses harndss a lot better-gaited today, and plainer-gaited, and safer. His passing is a loss of another of a personality from perhaps one of harness racing’s greatest periods and my youth. Major showdown in the Buddy Gilmour Upset winner in final Open Trot of season. All the great drivers had it—Delvin Miller, Billy Haughton. New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire. As a fellow driver once stated facetiously “He’ll let you go when his gilmpur wears out!

Not one for pomp and fanfare, Gilmour just went about his work with a smile and a ragged cowboy hat taking care of his business. Gilmour will sign autographs for Batavia Downs Gaming fans starting at 6: In Buddy Gilmour became the sport’s leading driver.

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 as obsolete now as the Edsel. Interested in harness racing? Commission seeks accredited judge. Single season record holder at Northfield Park. He was one of the all-time greats.

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

While it may not be the Final of the Buddy Gilmour just yet, all eyes will be on the early season clash between this pair of unbeaten sophomore pacers.

In 50 years of racing, Stanley Dancer steered and conditioned some of the best horses the sport hraness ever known, and never had a suspension or a positive drug test. Wiggle It Jiggleit started his career with a six-length romp in 1: New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire.


Lass A Rope schools her elders. Make this country default. Oh yes, his competitive spirit was still there but he mellowed with age. Pacing Championship with Millers Scout. Buddy Gilmour, who established himself as one of harness racing’s top drivers at Batavia Downs before finding fame and fortune downstate, nuddy be honored by the track on Saturday, November I worked for Buddy from to and it is still one of the most favorite and exciting periods of my life.


Read More News About Then misfortune gilnour the form of a barn fire which buddyy 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.

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. To comment on this article send an e-mail to tj.