Two Indiana affiliated entities were recently part of the Hall of Fame Induction. Margot Taylor and Hannelore Hanover were each inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame.
Margot Taylor, longtime president and founder of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation and Indiana resident, was part of the recent Hall of Fame class. The event was held Sunday, July 2 at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY with more than 250 people present for the ceremony.
Taylor designed all types of programs for kids to engage them into the world of harness racing. She traveled all around the country sharing her passion for the sport and left the groundwork for the organization to thrive after her passing in 1994. Taylor and her daughter, Ellen, provided the labor for numerous projects with kids. Ellen took over the post of the organization after the passing of her mother.
A total of seven were inducted into the immortal division of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Ellen Taylor was at the event to accept all awards for her mom during the ceremony.
Joining Taylor as an inductee in the equine division was Indiana bred mare Hannelore Hanover. The standout representative of the Hoosier State was 2017 Horse of the Year and a world champion trotting mare. She also earned honors as O’Brien Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, and O’Brien Older Trotting Mare of the Year in 2017. She spent her career in the Ron Burke barn.