Hall of Fame

 



clinton g. galbraith

Year of Induction: 
1990
Year of Birth: 
1937
DriverTrainer: 
Yes
OwnerBreeder: 
Yes
Driver: 
Yes
Owner: 
Yes
Election Into Living Hall of Fame: 
1989
Biography: 

Clint Galbraith began his career driving horses owned by his father. A native of Tara, Ontario, Galbraith left Canada in 1957 to work on the Buffalo-Batavia harness racing circuit. The winner's circles of the New York Sire Stakes have been frequently occupied by Clint, but he is best known for training and driving Niatross, named Harness Horse of the Decade (1980s) and 1997 inductee into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Galbraith was the first driver to boast two sub-1:50 miles: the initial Time Trial 1:49.1 with Niatross and the 1:49.3 race mile behind Call For Rain, who was voted Aged Pacing Horse of 1988. A director of the USTA from 1992-1995, Galbraith was also a director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State. Galbraith was named Horseman of the Year in 1980 and in 1988 received USHWA's President's Award. He was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1990.

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