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California Standardbred Hall of Fame – Class of 2006
Monday, March 19, 2007 - by David Siegel

The California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) will induct two outstanding horsemen and two outstanding horses on Sunday, March 25th, as its class of the 2006 Hall of Fame.

Selected from a large group of nominations, driver-trainer Jim Grundy and owner-industry maverick Marvin Shapiro will join 2005 inductees Leland Stanford, Joe O’Brien, Jim Dennis, Bobby Gordon and Steve and Vicki Desomer in the prestigious Hall. California equine standouts Courageous Red and Gee Gee Digger will join the 2005 inductee Electioneer on the equine side of the ledger.

The California Hall of Fame recognizes people that have contributed significantly to California harness racing as a breeder, an owner, a trainer, or a driver and/or through organizational leadership or people that have achieved national prominence in one of the those categories and have significant California attachments are considered for induction. Horses that have achieved prominence in racing or reproduction and have done so in California or have been outstanding in racing or breeding and whose breeders, owners, or trainers are or were residents of California were also considered for induction.

The inductees will be recognized during the California Harness Horsemen’s Annual meeting and luncheon to be held on Sunday, March 25th, at the Hilton Arden West in Sacramento at 12 noon.