Filion’s win total could have been even higher, but in , he was one of 23 people charged with taking part in an illegal betting ring that placed wagers on various sports, including harness racing. After a funeral on Friday in Gatineau, Mr. We appreciate all the well wishes and the memories that have been shared these past few weeks. He didn’t pick up a golf club until he was 36 years old. An exclusive cocktail party will take place at the Meadowlands Skybox Suites from 6: He could have been the president of the United States, the way he was. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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He also learned to play table tennis in the drivers’ room at racetracks.

O’Donnell and another driver headed off with Mr. In addition to winning a Breeders Crown with Grades Singing, he won a trophy with Caressable in Keep Exploring Filiob Cristiano Ronaldo.

The legendary Herve Filion is 69

When he won the first World Driving Championship inhe still sported his red, white and blue, but had the new Canadian flag plastered to his helmet. Article text size A.

The charges were eventually dropped when he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, but his career came to a halt for seven years. All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site.


He felt obligated to give back to the sport.

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Single season record holder at Northfield Park. His progeny, of great trotting capacity, were bred…. Filion was in attendance.

O’Donnell would watch one of Mr. You can make it uerve for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. That same summer, Mr. Two Laurier professors sue former TA who recorded disciplinary meeting.

He just had it. Within his first 10 years of driving in the United States, Mr.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Thank you for your patience. Back to Home page. He retired inwith 15, career wins. Report an error Editorial code of conduct.

Hervé Filion – Wikipedia

Their father, Edmond, was a farmer and a lumberjack, heading off to the bush for three months at a time with three horses to haul timber home.

When he was in his 20s, Palone got to meet his idol while participating in a driving competition at Freehold. He spent time with his family. Filion was a two-time winner of the Little Brown Jug, filino Nansemond in and Hot Hitter inand enjoyed multiple stakes victories with millionaire Dorunrun Bluegrass.


Filion chalked up his impressive win total by racing double headers — first driving a full card of races at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey, then heading to fikion Meadowlands at night for more. And do it all again the next day,” Mr.

Hall of Fame driver Herve Filion, 77, dies

You’ve got to have the right horses and you’ve got to be lucky. Single season record holder at Northfield Hfrve. By the end of the summer, he had a six handicap.

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