Condolences to Family and Friends of Virginia Horseman Gary Baker

The VTA passes along its condolences to the family and friends of Gary Baker, who died on January 27 in Middleburg. A member of the Virginia Steeplechase Hall of Fame, the Maryland Horse Shows Hall of Fame and the Virginia Horse Shows Hall of Fame, Baker was the chairman of the Virginia Fall Races and the secretary/treasurer of the Virginia Steeplechase Association.

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Gary Baker at the 2001 Fairfax Races. His Double Redouble won the Bowman Bowl, with Julie Gomena up. Trained by Mrs. D.M. Smithwick. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.

Gary Baker at the 2001 Fairfax Races. His Double Redouble won the Bowman Bowl, with Julie Gomena up. Trained by Mrs. D.M. Smithwick. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.

Gary Baker at the 2001 Fairfax Races. His Double Redouble won the Bowman Bowl, with Julie Gomena up. Trained by Mrs. D.M. Smithwick. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.

Gary Baker at the 2001 Fairfax Races. His Double Redouble won the Bowman Bowl, with Julie Gomena up. Trained by Mrs. D.M. Smithwick. Photo Courtesy Douglas Lees.