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.
- Gimcrack with John Pratt up on Newmarket Heath at the Fitwilliam Museum
- Thoroughbred Heritage - Portraits - Gimcrack