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Condren named to Milton Sports Hall of Fame

07:12 AM 10 Jul 2020 NZST
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Steve Condren
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MILTON, ON - July 9, 2020 - The Milton Sports Hall of Fame today announced that Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame harness racing driver Steve Condren has been elected to the town's sports hall as part of their 2020 induction class.

Condren is one of the most respected and recognized drivers in Canadian harness racing history and has been associated with Milton's Mohawk Racetrack/Park for over 30 years. He was the leader of the Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine Entertainment circuit as its top driver for multiple years throughout the 80's, 90's and 2000's.

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Condren amassed 6,859 wins and drove horses earning a combined $114 million. His career highlights include a victory in the 1989 $1-million North America Cup with Goalie Jeff, along with multiple Breeders Crown victories and numerous other Grand Circuit wins.

Condren was named Canada's Driver of the Year in 1997 and elected to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2011.

The 2020 Milton Sports Hall of Fame class will feature five inductees.

Condren is joined by athletes Darlene Kranstz (Jiu-Jitsu), Travis Gerrits (Freestyle Skiing) and builders Bill Rowney (Minor Hockey) and Martha & Pat Gleason (Basketball).

"The Milton Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to invite these esteemed sporting legends as honoured members," said Joe Yaworski, Chairman of the Milton Sports Hall of Fame. "For over 160 years, the Town of Milton has witnessed and benefited substantially due to the contributions of great athletes, teams and great sports builders, and these five inductees represent the upper echelon of our town's rich sporting history."

This is the fifth induction class elected by the Milton Sports Hall Of Fame, with 20 previous inductees having been bestowed with Milton's highest athletic honour.

The 2020 Milton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Wall Unveiling are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 19th at the Milton Sports Centre. Due to the unpredictable nature of public health restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Milton Sports Hall of Fame is presently not opening up ticket sales.

Further updates and announcements will be made in the weeks to come and will be communicated via the Hall's social media channels, as well as its website at www.milton.ca/sportshalloffame.

by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment

 

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