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Del Insko

Del Insko (Harness racing.  Born, Amboy, MN, July 10, 1931.)  Del Insko was the dominant harness driver in the New York area in the 1960s and early 1970s, when Yonkers and Roosevelt Raceways were the dominant tracks in the sport.  Delmer M. Insko shifted to the New York circuit in 1962.  For a dozen years […]

Buddy Gilmour

Buddy Gilmour (Harness racing.  Born, Lucan, Ontario, July 23, 1932; died, Fort Erie, Ontario, May 23, 2011.)  In 1986, William D. (Buddy) Gilmour won two of the four million-dollar events in harness racing in a span of eight days, sweeping the Woodrow Wilson Pace with Cullen Hanover after winning the Meadowlands Pace with Laughs.  But […]

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