sheldon 'shelly' goudreau
A native of Chatham, Ontario, Shelly Goudreau was one of the sport's most gifted drivers. In his all too brief career, he recorded 2,250 wins and earnings of more than $12.8 million. In 1974 he finished second in the number of wins. Among his major victories were the American Pacing Classic with Genghis Khan, the Monticello Classic, the Oliver Wendell Holmes with Freedom Fella, and a quartet of top stakes races with Artie's Dream. Goudreau also drove Tender Loving Care to a world record 1:52.4 for fillies. Shelly Goudreau died in 1982 at age 34 as a result of a race accident at Hollywood Park.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals