Lon Frocione

Inducted in 1999

  • 1959: Started as a salesman for Durr Parking Company in Utica, meeting many Vernon Downs racing fans, Began to buy, train and drive standard breeds,
  • Helped push through NY State’s helmet safety law at Vernon downs.
  • 1972: President of the Harness Horse Association of CNY
  • 1986 - present : Regional Director of the US Trotting Association
  • 1988: Named Harness Horsemen International’s "Horseman of the Year"
  • 1990’s Serves as Chairman of the US Trotting Association - District 8
  • 1997: Led the United States Horseman Team to victory over teams of Italy and German in a series of European races for amateur harness racing drivers
  • He also serves as a director of Solvay Bank.
  • Serves as a director of the Morrisville College Foundation.
  • Has been active in the Standardbred sport as an owner-trainer-driver
  • Founder of the Women's International Trot, showcasing the finest female drivers from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland