Hall of Fame

 



bill gallon

Year of Birth: 
1938
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1984
Year of Death: 
1970
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,T1:59 1/2
Earnings: 
$45,939
Sire: 
Sandy Flash
Dam: 
Calumet Aristocrat
Sire of Dam: 
Belwin
Biography: 

A foal of 1938 by Sandy Flash out of Calumet Aristocrat, Bill Gallon was purchased as a yearling by Hugh "Doc" Parshall for R. Horace Johnston of Whitehall Stud Farm, Charlotte, North Carolina. After taking ten of seventeen heats during his freshman campaign, Bill Gallon came into his own as a three-year-old in 1941. With Lee Smith in the sulky, he won that year's Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity, as well as the Review and Horseman Futurities. He stood at Hanover Shoe Farms for eighteen years, siring such outstanding trotters as Stenographer, Harlan and Galophone. Bill Gallon died in 1970 at age 32 and was buried where he was first broken to harness, at Whitehall Stud Farm.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals