Former trainer William Stirling Jr. dies
William Stirling Jr., a retired Thoroughbred trainer, died on Tuesday in Ontario at the age of 94. Founder of Stirling Lumber company, William Stirling was a show rider after serving in World War II. He sold Stirling Lumber Company and began training racehorses in the 1970s. Stirling was the trainer of multiple stakes winner What a Threat.
Stirling is survived by his son Kent Stirling, who is the executive director of Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Agency. His daughter, Jill Thomas, manages Chime Bell Farm in Aiken, South Carolina.