BiographyAthlete : Harness Racing
Year Inducted: 1992
Date of Birth: January 1st, 1908
Born in: Frankville, Ontario
Claire Chapman Smith (deceased) spent most of his life in and around the harness racing scene, buying and selling horses, racing horses, and judging races. Reared in a family where horse racing and breeding was a way of life. Gained greatest recognition as presiding judge at meets throughout Canada. Served as judge 1953-1987. Served on CTA rules committee and virtually rewrote the rule book. Member Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1991).