Brown Joins OHHA Board

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Published: May 20, 2022 01:35 pm EDT

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) is pleased to report that Doug Brown has been appointed to represent District Three (Kawartha Downs) after the recent passing of OHHA director Dave Gibson. 

Brown dominated the Canadian driving charts and was the Ontario Jockey Club circuit’s leading dash-winning driver from 1988 to 1997. He was voted an O’Brien Award as Canada’s Driver of the Year a record seven times in the first eight years the honour was awarded.

Brown is a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame and was selected as the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s recipient of the 1998 Service to Youth Award. In 1997, he was the winner of the prestigious Messenger Award from Harness Tracks of America for outstanding accomplishment and meritorious service to the sport.

"We are extremely happy to have Doug Brown join the board and with his vast experience we look forward to his contributions to the Association and the equine industry," stated OHHA President Jim Whelan.