Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. He’d drive cheap horses and bad-acting horses. Race 2 will feature a special salute to Filion and other legends of Roosevelt Raceway. The Filion family at midday Thursday posted on Facebook: That same year, , Mr. There was a problem with your submission.

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An exclusive cocktail party will take place at the Meadowlands Skybox Suites from 6: After a funeral on Friday in Gatineau, Mr. But don’t hold that against me,'” Mr. For more information, visit www.

Quebec’s harness racing legend Hervé Filion won first race at 12 | Montreal Gazette

Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. Filion broke the world win record 3, of revered U. Palone became the winningest driver in North American harness racing history on July 5, at The Meadows. Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe?


A friend taught him how to say “steak,” but when the waitress asked him how he wanted it cooked, Mr. When Filion left to go to New York inhe became a fulltime doubleheader driver, racing at Freehold in the afternoon and the metropolitan New York tracks at night. Read More News About Hall of Famer Bill Haughton who said: I think horses felt that and responded to him.

Memorial race to honor legendary driver

Lass A Rope schools her elders. They were the colours of the Hetve Ensign, Canada’s national flag until He had great hand-eye co-ordination. Report an error Editorial code of conduct.

Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. He won his first official race at the age of 13, after fudging his age.

You’ve got to have the right horses and you’ve got to be lucky. I raced for the first time when I was 12, and finished second.

The legendary Herve Filion is 69

He’d head to the races, read the racing program and — as usual — cheerfully announce to everybody: Filion’s remains were taken on one last lap of a track he knew so well.


Click here to subscribe. Filion, who died of pneumonia in a New York fi,ion after a long battle with emphysema, leaves his wife, Barbara, and six children: Filion bought a helicopter to make the trips easier.

Cilion felt obligated to give back to the sport.

Hall of Fame driver Herve Filion, 77, dies :: Harnesslink

Filion’s aides deliver five packs of cigarettes to his locker, directly across from his. He didn’t want to let anybody down. He didn’t pick up a golf club until he was 36 years old. Harness racing horses are of two kinds, differentiated by gait: He would drive anywhere.

Lass A Rope schools her elders. O’Donnell saw him exist on only four, with perhaps a minute nap in the afternoon. Story continues below advertisement.