Living Hall of Fame

Living Hall of Fame description

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
Year of Induction:2017
Biography:Brian Sears was named the United States Harness Writers Association’s Rising Star of the Year in 1991 and has never looked back. The 48-...Read more
Year of Induction:1997
Biography:Considered one of the most prominent figures in North American harness racing, George Segal holds title to many of the premier horses in...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:2018
Biography:Born in 1927, Jules Siegel, the owner of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Fashion Farms, knows about good horses. A retired pharmacist who...Read more
Year of Induction:2019
Biography:Born October 10, 1935, Jerry Silverman was one of the leading Grand Circuit trainers for five decades, from the 1960s through the 2000s...Read more
Year of Induction:2011
Biography:James W. Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, the largest Standardbred breeding farm in the world, was born on October 31,...Read more