Steve Condren - Athlete (Horse Racing) - Class of 2020
If you can see it, you can be it. Those words hold true for Milton's Steve Condren.
Steve moved to town as a sixth grader and it was a trip to the local Mohawk Racetrack that cemented his love for horse racing as a youngster.
Fast forward through 30 plus years as one of the most respected and humble drivers in Canadian harness racing history, and it is easy to see why Steve is so beloved by Miltonians as a fixture of Mohawk Racetrack.
Steve led the Ontario Jockey Club as its top driver for numerous years in the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. He has won an incredible 6,859 races, guiding his winnings to more than $114 million. Perhaps his most memorable victory came in 1989 when he won the $1 million North American Cup, the richest harness race on the continent.
In 1996, Steve captured the prestigious Breeders Crown on his home track in Campbellville. He followed that up in 1997 with the O'Brien Award as Canada's Driver of the Year. In 2011 he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.