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Billy Haughton

Billy Haughton (Harness racing.  Born, Gloversville, NY, Nov. 2, 1923; died, Valhalla, NY, July 15, 1986.)  William D. Haughton was, for over 30 years, a leading figure in harness racing, and his unfortunate death was the result of a driving accident at Yonkers Raceway.  During his career, Haughton was the winning driver in 4,910 races […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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