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Condren To Milton Sports Hall Of Fame

Published: July 9, 2020 3:55 pm ET

Last Comment: July 10, 2020 6:42 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

On Thursday, July 9, the Milton Sports Hall of Fame announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame driver Steve Condren has been elected to the town’s sports hall as part of its 2020 induction class.

Condren is one of the most respected and recognized drivers in Canadian harness racing history and has been associated with Woodbine Entertainment's Mohawk venue in Milton for over 30 years. He was the leader of the Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit as its top driver for multiple years throughout the '80s, '90s and 2000s.

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Condren recorded 6,859 pari-mutuel driving wins and steered his charges to $114.9 million in purses earnings. His career highlights include a victory in the 1989 North America Cup with Goalie Jeff, along with multiple Breeders Crown victories and numerous other Grand Circuit wins.

Condren was named Canada’s Driver of the Year in 1997 and was elected to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2011.

The 2020 Milton Sports Hall of Fame class will feature five inductees.

Condren is joined by athletes Darlene Kranstz (Jiu-Jitsu), Travis Gerrits (Freestyle Skiing) and builders Bill Rowney (Minor Hockey) and Martha & Pat Gleason (Basketball).

“The Milton Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to invite these esteemed sporting legends as honoured members,” said Joe Yaworski, chairman of the Milton Sports Hall of Fame. “For over 160 years, the Town of Milton has witnessed and benefited substantially due to the contributions of great athletes, teams and great sports builders, and these five inductees represent the upper echelon of our town’s rich sporting history.”

This is the fifth induction class elected by the Milton Sports Hall Of Fame, with 20 previous inductees having been bestowed with Milton’s highest athletic honour.

The 2020 Milton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Wall Unveiling are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at the Milton Sports Centre. Due to the unpredictable nature of public health restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milton Sports Hall of Fame is presently not opening up ticket sales.

Further updates and announcements will be made in the weeks to come and will be communicated via the hall’s social media channels, as well as its website (www.milton.ca/sportshalloffame).

(Woodbine Entertainment / Milton Sports Hall of Fame)

July 10, 2020 - 6:42 amBravo Steve! You have always

Bravo Steve! You have always represented the sport of harness horse racing with professionalism, proficiency and passion. To have your name attached to yet another hall of fame is a testament to your dedication vis-a-vis achievement and excellence.

July 9, 2020 - 5:35 pmCongrats Steve! You have

Ben Paniccia SAID...

Congrats Steve! You have always been a class act. More like you should have been in the business so it could blossom.

July 9, 2020 - 5:28 pmCongratulations Steve! Well

Gord Brown SAID...

Congratulations Steve! Well deserved, that's exactly what people think of you. You have looked after your coin and more importantly yourself.

July 9, 2020 - 4:02 pmCongratulations Steve. A

John Horchik SAID...

Congratulations Steve. A well-earned acknowledgement.


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