Hall of Immortals - People

Biography:A Texan by way of Ohio, Richard Ricketts was an expert on natural gas and, as an executive of the giant Fish Industrial complex, had the...Read more
Year of Induction:1992
Biography:Heading into the 1991 season, Gene Riegle had all but given up the driving duties in his busy stable, leaving those responsibilities to...Read more
Biography:A native of Boston, Aubrey Rodney came from a long line of horsemen. His driving career began in the early 1900s, working for...Read more
Biography:A walking encyclopedia of the Standardbred sport, it seems to have been ordained that Elizabeth Rorty be involved in harness racing. A...Read more
Biography:L. J. Rose was born in 1827 in Bavaria, Germany. He was a major contributor to West Coast racing and a leading breeder of Standardbreds...Read more
Year of Induction:1971
Biography:Born in 1900 in Stevenson, Alabama, Sanders Russell drove his first race at age fifteen and was still training Standardbreds...Read more
Year of Induction:2011
Biography:Highly respected harness racing judge Walter Sanders Russell, Jr., a Ph.D. scholar and accomplished pianist, was born in Stevenson,...Read more
Year of Induction:1994
Biography:Edward Ryan was an owner, driver, trainer, breeder, track owner and philanthropist. He set many records as an amateur driver, including...Read more
Biography:William Rysdyk began as a young farmhand, working for Jonas Seeley, of Sugar Loaf, New York. In 1849, when forty years old, Rysdyk...Read more
Biography:A native of New Hampshire, Frank Safford was a trainer-driver who, in 1941, won 14 consecutive starts at Saratoga and led the country...Read more