Living Hall of Fame

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: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
Year of Induction:2004
Biography:John F. Simpson, Jr., was born on June 13, 1943, in Lumberton, North Carolina to John F. and Helen Simpson. Although John Jr., is...Read more
Year of Induction:1972
Biography:Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1972, John Simpson served as Chairman of the Board of Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, one...Read more
Year of Induction:1970
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...Read more
Year of Induction:2013
Biography:Richard "Dick" Stillings was born on March 7, 1944 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. After graduation from high school he received his early exposure...Read more