Ian Fleming

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2019


Ian Fleming’s career in the horse racing industry began as race secretary at his home track in Clinton, ON.  That evolved into managing the racetrack and from there he went on to create a centralized Race Office for several Ontario tracks in the 1990s, which now services racetracks across the province.  Fleming was also the Racing & Gaming Manager at Western Fair Raceway for a number of years.  His business prowess is based on cultivating relationships, and his deep knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of racing and wagering is world-renowned. Ian has helped every Ontario racetrack and many international organizations to shape and strengthen harness racing, and also volunteers his time in administrative capacities, sitting on the Board of Directors for Standardbred Canada and the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. In addition to his racing related responsibilities, he continues to find ways to give back to the industry and his community through fundraising initiatives such as the bi-annual Legends Day at Clinton Raceway.   The 2017 edition of Legends Day hosted harness racing fans from across North America to witness John Campbell’s final career race.  Ian was also an important part of the fundraising efforts following the Classy Lane Fire.