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Eaton, Welch named IHHA Hall of Famers

February 14, 2012

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The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association's Hall of Fame committee has announced that the following were chosen for induction into the Illinois Harness Hall of Fame.
Living Inductee: Jim Eaton and Roger Welch; Equine Inductee: Million Dollar Bye and Valley Victor.

Also being honored with special recognition will be: Person of the Year: Dave McCaffrey; Caretaker of the Year: Ted Pearson; Illinois Horse of the Year: Well To Do Guru; Lifetime of Dedication: Dr. Greg Petkus; Ambassador: Denny Pietranduono.

Also to be honored are: Maywood and Balmoral Park’s Driver of the Year: Marcus Miller; Maywood Park Co-Trainers of the Year: Dave McCaffrey and Pete Procopi; Balmoral Park Trainer of the Year: Bob Phillips.

We look forward to celebrating their achievements on Monday (March 12) at our annual Hall of Fame dinner at the Doubletree Hotel in Alsip, 5000 W. 127th (by Cicero & 294), Alsip, Ill. 60803. (708) 371-7300.

Tickets are $35 per person; (Open Bar 6-7 p.m.), followed by dinner, dancing, awards, door prizes. Reservations are requested by March 2. Ticket info: Brenda Watson, (217) 416-3973, IHHA Office, (630) 323-0808 or Betsy (Horsemen’s Bookkeeper at Balmoral). (IHHA)

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