Hall of Fame

 



peter d. haughton

Year of Birth: 
1954
Immortal: 
Yes
DriverTrainer: 
Yes
Driver: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1981
Year of Death: 
1980
Biography: 

Son of Hall of Famer and 1986 Immortal Bill Haughton, Peter Delvin Haughton made his first competitive drive at 16. He won the race driving Dr. Dewars. In the eight year career that followed, young Peter won 571 races and more than $6 million in purses. He was especially successful in big stake races, taking the Roosevelt International twice with Cold Comfort in 1978 and with Doublemint in 1979; the Dexter Cup and the Zweig with Cold Comfort and the Prix d'Ete with Armbro Omaha. In the 1976 Kentucky Futurity, Peter spoiled his father Bill's Triple Crown bid with Steve Lobell by nosing him out in the fourth heat with Quick Pay. Peter Haughton lost his life in an automobile accident in 1980 at the age of 25.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals