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Remembering Bill Gale (1948-2018)

November 23, 2018

MILTON, November 23, 2018 – On Thursday evening, Horsepeople and Industry Participants gathered in the Woodbine Mohawk Park winner’s circle to honour Bill Gale.

A member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Gale passed away on Monday at the age of 70.

Gale is remembered as one of the sport’s greatest drivers, posting incredible career numbers of 6,375 wins, $42 million in earnings, a Canadian Driver of the Year Award in 1991 and three-Breeders Crown titles. Gale recorded 16 consecutive $1 million-plus seasons from 1982-1997.

Gale was inducted into the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015.

Members of Gale’s family, including his wife Janice of 47 years, son Jason (wife Veronica) and daughter Jennifer (partner Jeremy) were on hand Thursday at Mohawk Park for the moment of silence.

Gale was the proud grandfather of Chloe, Lola, Jaylen, Heather, Jasmine (Aaron), and great grandfather of Archer.

Bill is survived by his siblings, Ron Gale (Mitzie), David Gale (Rosa), Larry Gale (Cheryl) and Dianne Copping (late Bill Copping) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his parents Reginald and Helen Gale, and his brothers Frank and Ross Gale.

Woodbine Entertainment would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Bill Gale.

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