Living Hall of Fame

Living Hall of Fame description

Year of Induction:1994
Biography:John Patterson, Sr., a modest, soft-spoken, unfailingly polite Southern gentleman, was the only child born to postal employee John...Read more
Year of Induction:1962
Biography:A nephew of 1974 Immortal Steven C. Phillips, Steve Phillips revolutionized the sport by introducing the first successful mobile...Read more
Year of Induction:2005
Biography:Ron Pierce was born in Livermore, California on June 21, 1956. Initially interested in becoming a career jockey, Pierce began driving...Read more
Year of Induction:2021
Biography:William “Billy” Popfinger has been training and driving horses for more than 50 years. He was a 25-year resident of Garden City, Long...Read more
Year of Induction:1971
Biography:Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1902, Harry Pownall drove his first race at age 17 at Long Island's Mineola Fairgrounds. He...Read more
Year of Induction:2013
Biography:Bob Quigley was general manager of the Meadowlands Racetrack during the years when the East Rutherford, New Jersey facility earned its...Read more
Year of Induction:1998
Biography:Born on May 28, 1947, this native of Saskatoon, Canada is also a member of the Canadian Hall of Fame. He is best remembered for Horse of...Read more
Year of Induction:1992
Biography:Heading into the 1991 season, Gene Riegle had all but given up the driving duties in his busy stable, leaving those responsibilities to...Read more
Year of Induction:2009
Biography:Timothy J. Rooney, born August 8, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania, has greatly influenced the Standardbred sport over the past three and...Read more
Year of Induction:1971
Biography:Born in 1900 in Stevenson, Alabama, Sanders Russell drove his first race at age fifteen and was still training Standardbreds...Read more