George Gilmour dies
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Born in Lucan, Ont., Mr. Gilmour hailed from a family deep in Standardbred racing history both in the United States and Canada. As a driver he won 1,802 races and the horses he drove earned $4,209,143 in purse money. From 1991 when the U.S. Trotting Association began keeping trainer statistics, he sent out 95 winners that earned $373,532.
He was one of the leading drivers at Monticello Raceway from 1965 through 1978. One of his top horses during his career was the $1 million winning pacer Dexter Nukes.
Mr. Gilmour was one of the famed “Gilmour Brothers,” along with brothers William \"Buddy,\" John and Lloyd. Buddy Gilmour is a member of the Hall of Fame and a career winner of 5,381 races and $44 million in purse money.
Mr. Gilmour was a lifelong member of the United States Trotting Association, a member of the FloridaStandardbred Breeders and Owners Association, the St. John\'s Masonic Lodge #1 in Wilmington, N.C., and a member of the Margate Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, P.O. Box 350446, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33315.