Hervé Filion

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Hervé Filion
Personal information
Born (1940-02-01) February 1, 1940 (age 75)
Angers, Quebec
Sport Harness racing

Hervé Filion, OC (born February 1, 1940) is a retired Canadian harness racer. He is the brother of Yves Filion, who drove and trained the 1988 North America Cup winner, and the uncle of Sylvain Filion, who won the 1999 World Driving Championship.[1]

Born in Angers, Quebec, Filion was the first driver to win over 400 races in a year in 1968 and was able to achieve this accomplishment 14 more times. Filion is second all-time in career wins in North America, with 15,180.

In 2000, Filion pled guilty to charges that he failed to file New York State Income Tax Returns, ending a five-year investigation into race-fixing.[2]

Filion officially retired in October 2012, his final win at Rideau Carleton Racetrack in Ottawa.

In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy. In 1976, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.


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Preceded by
Bobby Orr
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Phil Esposito