First Name: David
Last Name: Pinkney
Sport: Harness Racing
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2006
Home Town: Yarmouth
County: Yarmouth County

Just by mentioning the sport of harness racing one of the first names that comes to mind is the great David Pinkney. Since 1945 he has won over 3,265 races in the Maritimes and his purse earnings stand at over $2.4 million. Pinkney was the first driver in Maritime history to win over $1 million in purse money. This was an impressive feat as the purse money was earned during a time when prize money for the sport wasn’t very substantial.

This seven-time Maritime Driving Champion has held over 12 track records and was the first to post the sub 2:00 mile in Nova Scotia and the sub 1:55 mile in the Maritimes. Pinkney has been the District 10 Representative for the United States Trotting Association for five years and was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2001.

David passed away on October 26th, 2008.


• Inducted into Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
• Has Won 3271 Races Throughout his Career
• Elected Director District 10 US Trotting Assoc
• Signature Horse, Pacer Waveore
• Won New Brunswick Downs in 1985
• Won an Invitational Race at Quebec City
• Horse of the Year Honours in Atlantic Canada
• Drove the 1st sub 2:00 pacer in NS harness racing
• Accomplished Drive & Trainer of Young Horses