William C. MacMillen Jr., a member of The Jockey Club, died Jan. 8, according to the New York Times. He was 95.
MacMillen, who was elected to The Jockey Club in 1988, served as president of the New York division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and was president of the Turf and Field Club. He also served as a director of Atlantic City Race Course.
MacMillen campaigned four stakes winners, including homebred Sweet Woodruff, who was a three-time stakes winner in New York State in the late 1970s. Her added-money wins included scores in the Kingston and Mount Vernon Stakes at Belmont Park.
A decorated World War II veteran, MacMillen served as a major with the Army Air Force. He was president of William C. MacMillen & Co., an investment banking firm, from 1960 to 2005.
MacMillen’s survivors include Barbara, his wife of 66 years, and several children.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BEST, Backstretch Employees Service Team of New York, Belmont Park, Gate 6, Cottage 28B, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, N.Y. 11003.