A small grey horse at 14.2 hands, Gimcrack was nonetheless widely successful, winning 27 of his 36 races in a turf career spanning 7 seasons. Gimcrack won his last race in 1771, at age eleven, and he retired to the Grosvenor stud.
Gimcrack is best known from the paintings by George Stubbs.
After death he was buried at Haughton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire. A small brick and stone pillar marks his grave to the west of the boundary wall of the old kitchen garden.
- Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
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