We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. His last triumph in that event was in with a colt named Burgomeister, who had been trained by his son Peter, himself a talented harness driver who had been killed in a car accident earlier that year. F1 driver Michael Schumacher severely injured in skiing accident. It wasn’t until the following day that I found out it was Peter. Haughton , born Nov. Success Thank you for signing up! And this sport has a whole history of sons of Hall of Famers who don’t make it.

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Haughton’s gracious personality was matched by his skill on the track.

Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Improve performance and speed. Haugton won the Hambletonian four times, the last time in with “Burgomeister,” a colt co-owned and developed by Haughton’s son Peter. The foundation sire of this breed was the English Thoroughbred Messenger —imported to the United States in He was a wonderful person.

Hall of Fame harness driver Billy Haughton, winner of – UPI Archives

Peter was a great kid, with a personality to match. Trotting Association, Haughton rose to prominence as one of the leading driver-trainers garness the s and s. From the time of admission his condition was critical.


Learn More in these related Britannica articles: This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos. Hauggton little later, John Froehlich, a wealthy potato farmer from Long Island, asked Haughton if he’d do the bidding for him on the same filly.

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Haughton died harnwss the Valhalla hospital at 8: Please try again later. Nov 19, See Article History. Family Members Family members linked to this person will appear here. Close Cancel Send Request. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Miller, like Haughton, is a member of the sport’s Haughtln of Fame and was among those who paid tribute to the dead driver at the Meadowlands.


He won the jewel of trotting, the Hambletonian, four times. July 27, Buy the Cover Browse the Magazine. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab.

Billy Haughton

Hours before, it had been learned that Bill Haughton, one of the sport’s greatest drivers, had died at 62 of head injuries he suffered in a spill at Yonkers Raceway July 5. Peter, a promising driver, was killed in Januaryin a car crash while leaving the Meadowlands. Oops, we were unable to send the haugghton.