Living Hall of Fame

Living Hall of Fame description

Year of Induction:1993
Biography:John Cashman served as president and general manager of Castleton Farms, one of the sport's pre-eminent breeding organizations. He was...Read more
Year of Induction:1980
Biography:A native of Toronto, Canada, John Chapman was one of the sport's most successful trainers and drivers. In 33 years he won 3,...Read more
Year of Induction:2021
Biography:Tom Charters, a former caretaker, moved up the ladder in harness racing to president and CEO of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown...Read more
Year of Induction:1987
Biography:Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1987, William "Bill" Connors began his career in harness racing in 1946 at Maywood Park in...Read more
Year of Induction:2008
Biography:Charles E. “Chuck” Coon was harness racing’s premier innovator in racetrack design, construction and maintenance, and his ideas led to...Read more
Year of Induction:2009
Biography:Tom K. Crouch was born on October 1, 1942 in Elwood, Indiana. He was raised on a farm and spent considerable time at the stables owned...Read more
Year of Induction:1987
Biography:Jimmy Cruise, Sr. was born on October 12, 1917 into the harness racing family of Hardy Cruise of Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Cruise...Read more
Year of Induction:1970
Biography:Stanley Dancer was born on July 25, 1927 and was the youngest son of New Jersey dairy and potato farmer James Dancer and his wife Helen...Read more
Year of Induction:2001
Biography:Vernon Dancer was born in Red Valley, New Jersey on August 3, 1923.  He drove his first race at Freehold in 1952 with the...Read more
Year of Induction:1994
Biography:Joe DeFrank became addicted to harness racing as a youngster at Batavia Downs, near his home in Holly, New York. There he met his mentor...Read more