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Harness HOF Election Process

March 12, 2019:

Who is the greatest third baseman of all time? Some people may say Brooks Robinson, while others may lean towards Wade Boggs, Chipper Jones or Mike Schmidt. We can agree to disagree....read on

Weingartner, Pikelny To HOF Ballot

February 23, 2019:

Ken Weingartner and Phil Pikelny were selected for places in the mid-summer balloting, which could lead to their being elected to harness racing's Communicators Hall of Fame....read on

The 2018 U.S. Hall Of Fame Inductions

July 2, 2018:

Jules Siegel and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg took different roads to success as harness racing breeders and owners, but those paths merged Sunday when they were inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame during ceremonies on the grounds of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame....read on

Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg Headline Ballot

July 5, 2017:

Jules Siegel, owner of Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania, twice national owner of the year in the U.S. and Owner of the Decade (2000s) as named by Standardbred Canada, and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, an important breeder, owner, and board member of organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, were named ballot candidates for the sport’s most prestigious honour, the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, this past weekend by the Hall of Fame Screening Committee of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)....read on

New Inductees Join U.S. Hall Of Fame

July 2, 2017:

On a sultry Sunday (July 2) midsummer’s evening in the Hudson River Valley, inductions for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame were conducted....read on

Campbell’s Final U.S. Drive On July 2

June 12, 2017:

The 107th season of racing in Goshen, NY will include the final race in the United States for all-time money-winning driver John Campbell and inductions for harness racing’s finest over a long weekend from July 1-4....read on

Sears Elected To Hall Of Fame

September 19, 2016:

Brian Sears has been elected to the sport’s highest honour, the Hall of Fame, in balloting conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association, the trade organization of harness journalists....read on

Sears On Hall Of Fame Ballot

July 6, 2016:

Driver Brian Sears, a third generation horseman, is the sole nominee on the ballot in voting for the 2017 Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

New U.S. Hall Of Fame Members

July 3, 2016:

Breeder and industry executive Charlie Keller III and trainer Bruce Nickells were inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame during ceremonies held at the Harness Racing Museum Sunday (July 4) evening....read on

Solveig Inducted Into Living Hall

May 27, 2016:

It has been announced that Solveig, the hard-knocking mare that has also found much success in the breeding shed, will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame this summer, as she has met the qualifications for broodmares....read on

Screening Committee Adds Settlemoir

April 1, 2016:

Jason Settlemoir, a ‘youthful veteran’ of the sport who has spent a quarter-century working in harness racing at several of its premier locations, has been selected for a six-year term as a member of the Hall of Fame Screening Committee in the U.S....read on

Keller, Carr, Connors To Hall Of Fame

September 23, 2015:

It was announced today by the United States Harness Writers Association that Charles Keller III, whose Yankeeland Farm produced Hambletonian winners Muscles Yankee (1998) and Yankee Paco (2000), has been voted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Nickells Selected For Hall Induction

July 9, 2015:

Bruce Nickells – the trainer/driver who was associated with many top horses during his 70-year career in harness racing and who specialized in the developing of young pacing fillies into champions – has been selected for induction into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame by the Screening Committee of the United States Harness Writers Association....read on

Keller On Hall Of Fame Ballot

July 7, 2015:

Charles Keller III, who took over the spirit and desire for excellence at Maryland’s Yankeeland Farm, started by his father/New York Yankees star Charles ‘King Kong’ Keller, and built into one of harness racing’s premier nurseries, has been selected to appear on the ballot for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Heyden To Hall’s Screening Committee

May 21, 2015:

The president of the United States Harness Writers Association has appointed Robert ‘Bob’ ‘Hollywood’ Heyden, 58, to be the newest member of the organization’s Hall of Fame Screening Committee....read on


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