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Ont. horseman Callie Rankin dies at 69

June 25, 2019

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The southern Ontario harness racing community lost one of its longstanding members this past weekend as horseman William ‘Callie’ Rankin passed away on Monday (June 24) at the age of 69.
Rankin drove more than 3,700 winners over the course of his career. Horses that he drove earned over $9 million in career purses.

Rankin, of Dundas, Ont., also carved out a tremendous career on the training side of things as he sent 8,856 starters to post and recorded 2,054 wins. Overall, his starters hit the board 4,388 times. His career UDR settled at a lofty .350, while starters from his stable raced to $6.79-million in purses.

Callie is survived by his wife, Brenda, and daughters Jennifer, Jeanette, Amber and Lindsay, as well as many other family members and friends. (Standardbred Canada)

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