James “Roach” MacGregor

The Maritimes have for many years sent out major league harness drivers to conquer the world, and one of the most colorful and supremely talented of these modern charioteers has been James “Roach” MacGregor. Born in Charlottetown on January 7, 1929, James...

Francis Gerard McIsaac

Francis Gerard McIsaac was born in Fairview, PEI. As a youth he became involved in harness racing and eventually owned his own stable. He became one of the premiere names in the all time list of Maritime harness racing drivers. He died at the youthful age of 42 while...

Colonel Dan MacKinnon (1876-1964)

Affectionately known as “Col. Dan” the late Mr. MacKinnon was born in Highfield, Prince Edward Island in 1876 and in 1961 at 85, was active as a harness racing trainer and driver. He was credited with making his native Province the “Kentucky of...

Clark Harold “Clarkie” Smith

A harness racing legend, Clarkie Smith would reach the 2,000 win plateau at Saint John’s Exhibition Park Raceway on June 13, 1982, becoming only the second Maritime reinsman to achieve this lofty mark. This feat is even more phenomenal when one considers the...

Earle Charles Semple

He was known as harness racing’s “sly old fox,” and he would win an amazing 2500 victories in the illustrious “Sport of Kings.” Born February 6th, in Travellers’ Rest, P.E.I., Earle Charles Semple is perhaps the youngest Islander...

George Albert Callbeck

George Albert Callbeck was born March 26, 1894, at Augustine Cove, P.E.I., and moved with his parents, to Summerside, March 25, 1905. He became interested, as an owner, of Standardbred horses in 1916, which lead to his taking up the Sport of Kings – Harness...