Hall of Immortals - People

Biography:Charlotte Cassin Newton Sheppard, widow of Lawrence B. Sheppard, was chairman of the board of Hanover Shoe Farms and a breeder-owner of...Read more
Year of Induction:1968
Biography:Born on December 13, 1897 in Baltimore, Maryland, Lawrence Sheppard was a founder, in 1926, of the internationally famous Hanover Shoe...Read more
Year of Induction:1968
Biography:Bion Shively's contributions to harness racing were nationally acclaimed in 1967, when he became the first driver inducted into the U.S...Read more
Year of Induction:1985
Biography:George Sholty was from a Logansport, Indiana harness racing family. He won his first harness race with George Jr. at Frankfort, Indiana...Read more
Year of Induction:1972
Biography:Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1972, John Simpson served as Chairman of the Board of Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, one...Read more
Year of Induction:2019
Biography:Allen (b.1928) and Connie (b.1930) Skolnick were active players and supporters in the harness racing industry for over 30 years. Sole...Read more
Year of Induction:1970
Biography:"Curly" Smart, a native of Ostrander, Ohio, won over $2.5 million in purses during his 50 year career as a trainer-driver. Although he...Read more
Biography:Active in the sport for nearly forty years, Stacey Smith introduced Dean Hanover to fame when the two-year-old set a world record for...Read more
Biography:Born in 1849 at Little Falls, New York, John Splan quit school as a young boy and worked on a farm near his home. From there...Read more
Biography:Richard Staley, a native of Decatur, Illinois, was born on September 20, 1930. His grandfather established the A. E. Staley Co., which...Read more