As part of TROT’s celebration of 40 years in print, the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club launched a contest asking racing fans and participants what they were doing in 1974. Here are their stories.
In 1974, Greg Wright ranked fourth among all North American drivers in wins. Today, Wright, the only one of those top four who is amazingly still a fixture in the racebike, looks back on four decades of change, from a driver’s perspective. Story by Chris Lomon
On a mostly cloudy day in 1974, three men, two future Hall of Famers and a future star of the announcing booth, participate in the start of a program that would forever change harness racing in Ontario.