harold m. 'hap' haswell
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An educator by profession, Hap Haswell, a native of Hoosick Falls, New York, became involved in harness racing while teaching in Saratoga Springs. He became associated with Saratoga Harness in 1944 and was the track's racing secretary for twenty-three years. Some of his other contributions to the sport include the development, with Atwell Mead, of the now widely used Universal Drivers Rating System (UDRS). Haswell was president of the North American Secretaries Association and director and executive committee member of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York. Hap Haswell passed away in 1974 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals