It was announced today that driver Dave Palone has been elected to the Living Hall of Fame along with Hal Jones, the father of artificial insemination.
Dave Palone's election is a long time coming. One assumes the reason Palone was not previously elected to the Hall of Fame is due to his decision to remain in Pittsburgh at the Meadows instead of plying his trade in the New Jersey/New York circuit. Other than an occasional drive on the east coast or in the mid-west with stakes caliber horses, Palone has ruled the Meadows for the past twenty some odd years like Herve Fillion ruled Freehold in the 1980s. At this time, Palone is third in the all time standings for wins by a driver and has frequently been the HTA driver of the year. You don't get these credentials by not being a hall of fame driver.
Congratulations to Dave Palone on his election. Goshen is richer by his election.