Dr. Roland ‘Roly’ Montgomery Armitage

Biography

Athlete : Harness Racing
Year Inducted: 2000
Date of Birth: February 8th, 1925
Born in: South March, Ontario

Involved in standardbred horse racing as a breeder, owner, track manager, and racing secretary. Graduate of University of Guelph in Veterinary Medicine. Began practice in Shawville, Quebec tending to over 1,000 horses used in logging. Former president of both the Canadian Trotting Association (1974-80) and the Canadian Standard Horse Society (1972-74). President-General Manager of Rideau Carleton Raceway for nine years ending in 1990. Noted horse show judge. Member of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1999).