Newer Post Older Post Home. Monday, May 23, Remembering Buddy Gilmour. Six days later, National Seelster made his lifetime debut, rallying from well off the pace, showing professionalism in his first lifetime start, winning by a length. And I wish I could still do it today. But in recent years Gilmour has been plagued with serious health problems, though if you ask him about them he’ll shrug off his problems prostate cancer and colon cancer like a wet dog shrugs off water. Major showdown in the Buddy Gilmour You have to be born with the skills.

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One year later Gilmour won the Breeders’ Crown with the talented pacing mare Stienam. It didn’t take him long to become the track’s top driver, not to mention prominent on the national scene.

New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire.


Buddy drove a small stable for my partner and me. You have to be born with the skills. Beissinger admitted he might not adjust well to the present catch-driver system, especially if an owner had the nerve to ask him to put up another driver on a Beissinger-trained horse. Affectionately known as “Sep”, John is one of the famous Gilmour Brothers Buddy, George, now gone, and Lloyd who together accounted for more than 14, driving victories.


He’s a talented, hard-working, consummate horseman with a devil- may-care attitude. Interested in harness racing? All the great drivers had it—Delvin Miller, Billy Haughton. 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.

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New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire. Although John started slowly, once the local trainers got a glimpse of his abilities he became one of the most sought after catch-drivers. Gilmour, who’s always spews a “Howdy Sep” when greeting others, is a consummate horsemen and was an excellent race driver. Single season record holder at Northfield Park. Read More News About Commission seeks accredited judge.

Harnezs is still in my mind one of the most amazing horseman there ever was.

I am Buddy’s granddaughter, and I truly appreciate all the memorials, memories and well-wishes. Upset winner in buddj Open Trot of season. Tweet Share Email Print. Back to Home page.

And yes John or “Sep” as i know him still driving strong at Monti. And he was a top race driver. I worked for Buddy from to and it is still one of the most favorite and exciting periods of my life. Up every morning at the crack of dawn he headed to the raceway to jog, train and care for his stock.


Gilmour will sign autographs for Batavia Downs Gaming fans gjlmour at 6: The superstar On The Road Again. I don’t know how I forgot John, being he is the one still active in the sport. 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: Tweet Share Email Print.

His passing is a loss of another of a personality from perhaps one of harness racing’s narness periods and my youth. If I would have interfered with someone and he would have won, he would have come down [been disqualified]. In the mid ‘s, his brother Buddy, sent a contingent horses to race iglmour Monticello Raceway wit brother George in charge.