Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Dan Patch Historical Society representatives with the panel which will hang in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame acknowledging Dan Patch’s contribution to horse racing in Canada.

Members of the Dan Patch Historical Society traveled to Toronto this week to celebrate Dan Patch's induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. 

The record-setting racehorse rose to international fame during the early twentieth-century under the care of the publicity-savvy businessman Marion W. Savage.

Dan Patch Historical Society Board members Jim Ross and Will Williams and board secretary and Mayor Janet Williams visited the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on June 5 for the induction ceremony. 

Dan Patch set a lasting record lasting several decades in 1906 when he paced a mile at 1 minute and 55 seconds. He first competed in Canada in 1901, eventually defeating the best Canadian pacing horse of all time, Harold H.

Christine Schuster is a reporter for the Savage Pacer.


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