John MacMillan is as passionate and as involved in Standardbred racing as anyone could be. The former GM of Rideau Carleton Raceway, a trainer with almost 1,800 wins and more than $10 million in purses, a longtime horsemen’s rep in the Ottawa area, and the current track announcer at Rideau, John has just about done it all. A marathon runner with a great zest for life, earlier this summer John sadly got some awful news from his doctors. He was literally given a death sentence by them. But to speak to him, and to see how he continues to live his life to the fullest, one would never know it. This is a sad story -- yes. But it’s also an inspirational one.
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