Hall of Fame

 



t. wayne 'curly' smart

Year of Induction: 
1970
Year of Birth: 
1904
Immortal: 
Yes
DriverTrainer: 
Yes
Driver: 
Yes
Election Into Living Hall of Fame: 
1969
Year of Death: 
1976
Biography: 

"Curly" Smart, a native of Ostrander, Ohio, won over $2.5 million in purses during his 50 year career as a trainer-driver. Although he raced on every major track in the country, it was the Delaware, Ohio half-mile oval and the Little Brown Jug he was most associated with in the minds of harness racing people. Smart won the initial Jug in 1946 with Ensign Hanover and repeated in 1952 with Meadow Rice. He is credited by the USTA with 1,873 victories and drove 45 2:00 miles from 1939 to 1972. Smart served on the USTA board for a number of years. Elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1969, Curly Smart died in 1976.

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