06/26/2014 11:05AM

Canadian trainer Dumas dies at age 74


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Successful Canadian trainer Jacques Dumas died Wednesday from natural causes at age 74.

Dumas, a Montreal native, trained a host of top horses in the 1970s and 1980s for prominent owner Jean-Louis Levesque, including Giboulee, Fanfreluche, and Le Danseur. Giboulee finished seventh in the 1977 Kentucky Derby after ending up second to Seattle Slew in the Grade 1 Flamingo Stakes. Dumas also conditioned 1980 Canadian champion 3-year-old Ben Fab, who won the Breeders’ Stakes, and 1980 Canadian Oaks winner Par Excellance.

Dumas’s son, Jean-Marc, has arranged for a memorial service to be held at noon Eastern on July 8 in the recreation room on the Woodbine backstretch.