william "bill" connors
Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1987, William "Bill" Connors began his career in harness racing in 1946 at Maywood Park in Chicago. It did not take long for his reputation as an outstanding track official to spread. Bill Connors held race officiating positions at Northville Downs, Hazel Park and Wolverine Raceway in Detroit; at Lebanon Raceway and Northfield Park in Ohio; at the Meadows in Pennsylvania, the Red Mile in Kentucky; and Pompano Park in Florida where he retired in 1992. Connors was president of the American Harness Racing Secretaries Association from 1965 to 1966 and was honored by Harness Tracks of America with their Messenger Award for his important contributions to the sport. William "Bill" Connors passed away at his home in Pompano, Florida on January 20, 1996.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1997 book, The 1996-7 Immortals