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By Brant James and Brant James,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 13, 1997
Delessio's life has often been as tumultuous as his temperament, but all along Joe Gillet has stuck with him. The trainer and rider had saved the gelding by arranging his purchase when he was bound for the slaughterhouse and had seen him through a series of bizarre mishaps that made him seem cursed.The 12-year-old repaid his benefactor yesterday, beating the field by four lengths to win the 87th annual My Lady's Manor steeplechase in the rain in Monkton. The event marked the beginning of Maryland's triple crown of timber racing, with the Grand National and Maryland Hunt Cup the next two Saturdays.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his horse and died of his injuries. He was 77. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Charles B. Gillet and Page Swann. His maternal grandfather was Sherlock Swann, a Baltimore postmaster who led the reconstruction of downtown Baltimore and its streets after the Great Fire of 1904.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1996
Every Friday afternoon, transplanted Marylander Joe Gillet hops on a plane in California and returns home to his roots -- steeplechase racing.He works horses for Tom Voss on Saturday morning, competes on that week's card, and flies back to the West Coast on Sunday."
NEWS
May 11, 2006
On May 8, 2006 JAMES MCHENRY GILLET (MAC) survived by many loving cousins. A Graveside service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Owings Mills on Thursday, May 11 at 2 P.M. Memorial service will follow in the church at 2:30. In lieu of flowers contributions to The Calvert School, 105 Tuscany Road, Baltimore, MD 21210 or St. Andrew's School, 350 Noxontown Road, Middletown, DE 19709. Arrangements by the family owned Henry W. Jenkins & Sons Co.
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By Ross Peddicord | April 6, 1991
Joe Gillet remembers last year's Maryland Hunt Cup with awe.He never had ridden in the grueling 4-mile steeplechase before, and it was only the fourth race ever for J.R. Polynesian, his once-unruly mount."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1996
Joe Gillet is hot.After 17 years of riding, he never had scored a victory in Maryland's Triple Crown of steeplechasing -- until this year. Now he has two in a row.The popular jockey bided his time by tracking Maryland Hunt Cup champion Buck Jakes yesterday, then moved boldly to the front with Welter Weight and held off fast-closing Florida Law to capture the 94th running of the Grand National at Butler."
BUSINESS
By Eleanor Yang and Eleanor Yang,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1997
For people using the restroom at a bar or health club, deciding on a radio morning show, or which bike shop or car dealership to use, is the furthest thing from their minds. But brothers Graham and Gillet Boyce, and dozens of other entrepreneurs around the country are working to change that.Since starting their Baltimore company, Wall to Wall Indoor Advertising Inc., in December, the Boyces have mounted 420 framed ads from 14 advertisers in 28 bar, restaurant and health club restrooms in Fells Point, Federal Hill and Towson.
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By Muphen Whitney and Muphen Whitney,Contributing Writer | April 18, 1993
Sea Speed, a 7-year-old bay gelding ridden by William Meister, took the lead at the midway point and went on to an eight-length victory in the Grand National Steeplechase yesterday in Butler."
BUSINESS
July 14, 1995
The owner of a downtown office building has gone to court to force a now-closed Baltimore advertising agency into involuntary bankruptcy, saying the agency owes $53,000 in lease fees.Fayette Realty Holding Co. Inc. of New York filed its petition in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the Barton-Gillet Co.The small, 75-year-old ad agency closed in April. It had moved from Gay Street offices to One Center Plaza at 120 W. Fayette St. in October 1994.Fayette Realty, an affiliate of J. P. Morgan Investment Management Co. in New York, took control of the 152,000-square-foot One Center Plaza in January 1994 after its developer, the Manekin Corp.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1996
He was ill as a young horse and never made it to the flat track. His owners were going to sell him despite his fine breeding.But trainer F. Bruce Miller saw something in Southwoods that indicated he might be a jumper. Yesterday, his judgment was rewarded.The 9-year-old gelding fought off favored Saluter after a race-long tactical battle and won the 86th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase by two lengths in Monkton.In the process, Southwoods gave commuting jockey Joe Gillet his first triumph in one of Maryland's "Triple Crown" steeplechase races.
NEWS
May 11, 2006
James McHenry "Mac" Gillet, a retired Calvert School teacher and former owner and director of a summer camp, died of cardiac arrest Monday at his Cross Keys home. He was 78 and had formerly resided in Ruxton for many years. Born in Baltimore and raised in Green Spring Valley, he was a 1940 Calvert graduate and a 1946 graduate of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del. After serving two years in the Army, where he was stationed in Japan, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Johns Hopkins University.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
Francis Warrington Gillet Jr., a Realtor and former Maryland liquor distributor, died Monday from complications of heart disease at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 71 and had lived at Oakington in Havre de Grace and at Fox Den Farm in Glyndon. He sold real estate for Sotheby's in Palm Beach, where he moved about 35 years ago. He was formerly a wholesale liquor salesman for Gillet-Wright Inc., a family-owned South Fulton Avenue business in Baltimore that distributed the Hiram Walker beverage line.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2000
It was an old company looking for new flavors. When the Martin Gillet Co. factory in Highlandtown closes in December, it will end nearly two centuries of business in Baltimore. Until 18 months ago, it was a family business, with one family in control for nearly half a century after another had owned the business for nearly a century and a half. A tea importer for much of its history, in the 1870s it was the first to pack tea in 1-pound, half-pound and quarter-pound boxes rather than 40-pound chests for loose sale.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1998
It's 8 a.m. Do you know where your taste buds are?If you're one of those dozen or so people at Martin Gillet & Co. Inc., in Highlandtown, whose tasting skills are on record as acute, you'd better have them in the lab, ready to sample a sesame-ginger salad dressing, or a mayonnaise sauce that's deeply redolent of horseradish.And if everything comes together, you just might find a product that will take off into the stratosphere, as the company's Parmesan Pepper salad dressing did in 1985.Josie Cooper, vice president, research and development, remembers that day: "I was working on two products for two different people, and I thought, these would taste good together."
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By Eleanor Yang and Eleanor Yang,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1997
For people using the restroom at a bar or health club, deciding on a radio morning show, or which bike shop or car dealership to use, is the furthest thing from their minds. But brothers Graham and Gillet Boyce, and dozens of other entrepreneurs around the country are working to change that.Since starting their Baltimore company, Wall to Wall Indoor Advertising Inc., in December, the Boyces have mounted 420 framed ads from 14 advertisers in 28 bar, restaurant and health club restrooms in Fells Point, Federal Hill and Towson.
SPORTS
By Brant James and Brant James,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 13, 1997
Delessio's life has often been as tumultuous as his temperament, but all along Joe Gillet has stuck with him. The trainer and rider had saved the gelding by arranging his purchase when he was bound for the slaughterhouse and had seen him through a series of bizarre mishaps that made him seem cursed.The 12-year-old repaid his benefactor yesterday, beating the field by four lengths to win the 87th annual My Lady's Manor steeplechase in the rain in Monkton. The event marked the beginning of Maryland's triple crown of timber racing, with the Grand National and Maryland Hunt Cup the next two Saturdays.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
Eric Jacobsen, a former imported tea company president who later taught English and coached tennis at Gilman School, died Monday in his sleep at Broadmead. He was 93.Known as a tea connoisseur, Mr. Jacobsen retired in 1955 from Martin Gillet and Co., which his great-great-grandfather had founded in 1811 and for which he worked for three decades. The company, bearing its founder's name, was the nation's oldest tea importing firm.Mr. Jacobsen sold the business in 1955 to Jay Katz, its president and owner.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | April 8, 1991
Pat Cooney leaned forward in the saddle, as if to nudge his horse over the hurdle. The crowd lined up against the fence leaned forward with him, as if to help.But this was Caviar's first race, and he had another idea -- one that sent Cooney tumbling down the grassy track."He was just tired," Cooney said, picking himself up off the track after Caviar missed the jump. "He's inexperienced and just a littlegreen. He'll learn. That's what maiden hurdles are for."Cooney and Caviar was just one horse-and-rider team at yesterday's 17th annual Marlborough Hunt Races, run at Roedown Farm near Davidsonville.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1996
Joe Gillet is hot.After 17 years of riding, he never had scored a victory in Maryland's Triple Crown of steeplechasing -- until this year. Now he has two in a row.The popular jockey bided his time by tracking Maryland Hunt Cup champion Buck Jakes yesterday, then moved boldly to the front with Welter Weight and held off fast-closing Florida Law to capture the 94th running of the Grand National at Butler."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1996
He was ill as a young horse and never made it to the flat track. His owners were going to sell him despite his fine breeding.But trainer F. Bruce Miller saw something in Southwoods that indicated he might be a jumper. Yesterday, his judgment was rewarded.The 9-year-old gelding fought off favored Saluter after a race-long tactical battle and won the 86th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase by two lengths in Monkton.In the process, Southwoods gave commuting jockey Joe Gillet his first triumph in one of Maryland's "Triple Crown" steeplechase races.
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