Trevor Ritchie

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2019


Before retiring from driving in 2014, Acton, ON based Trevor Ritchie won many of North America’s premier races including the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Prix d’Ete,  Provincial Cup, Metro Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby, Trotting Classic Final for mares, and Champlain Stakes.  During his career he had 3,710 driving wins and drove horses to over $70 million in purse earnings.  The year 2000 was a career year for Ritchie ashe won the Hambletonian with Yankee Paco, the first Canadian-sired horse to win that event.  Later that year he won three Breeders Crown Championships, tying him with John Campbell as the only other driver in history at the time to accomplish that feat, and he was voted Canada’s Driver of the Year.   Other top horses driven by Ritchie included Quite A Sensation, Frugal Gourmet, Road Machine, Armbro Agile, Peaceful Way, Majestic Son, Banker Hall, and Rotation. Ritchie’s quiet demeanor, immense talent, and great respect for his clients and fellow competitors served him well throughout his near 40-year driving career.