03/16/2016 8:49AM

Longtime owner-trainer John Calhoun dies at 94


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Longtime Woodbine owner and trainer John Calhoun died Monday after a lengthy illness at the Georgetown Hospital, west of Toronto. He was 94.

Calhoun’s career spanned seven decades, and he trained approximately 500 winners from 1955 to 2013. In 1986, he sent out his homebred Jammed Prince to capture the Autumn Stakes under his son-in-law, Jorge Pizarro. Grandson Tyler Pizarro won his first race on Calhoun’s Dancer’s Flyer in 2006.

Friends of Calhoun will be received Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Eastern at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home at 11582 Trafalgar Road in Georgetown. Contributions in his memory can be sent to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society or Prostate Cancer Canada.