Hall of Fame

James “Roach” MacGregor

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 Warburton...

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Francis Gerard McIsaac

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...

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Colonel Dan MacKinnon (1876-1964)

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 Canada" and was known...

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Clark Harold “Clarkie” Smith

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 fact that...

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Earle Charles Semple

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 ever to race harness horses, in those...

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George Albert Callbeck

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 Racing. He...

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Edgar Franklin “Duck” Acorn

Edgar Franklin “Duck” Acorn

Frank "Duck" Acorn was a participant and builder of sport on Prince Edward Island throughout his entire life. Possessed with enthusiasm and high energy for whatever he committed himself to "Duck" made a significant contribution to the development of a variety of...

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Joe O’Brien (1917-1984)

Joe O’Brien (1917-1984)

Born June 26, 1917 in Alberton, P.E.l., Joe O'Brien was perhaps the greatest driver and trainer of harness horses the world has ever seen. Son of Harry O'Bnen, Joe (along with brothers Claude, Lloyd and Ray) were introduced to the sport of kings at an early age. He...

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Clark Harold "Clarkie" Smith