Living Hall of Fame

Living Hall of Fame description

Year of Induction:2004
Biography:John F. Simpson, Jr., was born on June 13, 1943, in Lumberton, North Carolina to John F. and Helen Simpson. Although John Jr., is...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: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
Year of Induction:2013
Biography:Richard "Dick" Stillings was born on March 7, 1944 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. After graduation from high school he received his early exposure...Read more
Year of Induction:1998
Biography:With such notable champions as Britelite Lobell, Waikiki Beach, Armbro Devona, Laughs and Park Avenue Joe, Chuck Sylvester has reigned...Read more
Year of Induction:2012
Biography:Jimmy Takter, one of the world's leading trainers of both trotters and pacers, was born on September 29, 1960 in Mantorp, Sweden. He and...Read more
Year of Induction:2021
Biography:Tim Tetrick was dubbed the “Bionic Man,” a reference to the Steve Austin character in the 1970s television show “The Six Million Dollar...Read more
Year of Induction:1989
Biography:As head of Ohio's Delaware County Fair, Hank Thomson was the co-founder, with 1975 Immortal Joseph Neville, of harness racing's pacing...Read more
Year of Induction:2015
Biography:Joe Thomson was born on March 3, 1944 and grew up in Cynthiana, Kentucky, where he participated in 4-H and showed dairy cattle. He...Read more
Year of Induction:2006
Biography:He never trained a harness horse or drove a two-minute mile. He didn't sit in the front row at yearling sales or oversee a million-...Read more