Seymour native earns posthumous hall nod

A Seymour native who passed away in July of 2013 will be an inducted into the Indiana Horse Racing Association Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Indianapolis.

Don Myers will be posthumously honored as an inductee during the ceremony at The Columbia Club on Monument Circle.

Myers, who was 92 at the time of his death, was a member of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Indiana’s Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He established a thoroughbred business in 1972 at Swifty Farms, south of Seymour.

Admission into the hall of fame is determined by the association’s directors.

To qualify a person must “have made along lasting and substantial contributions for the benefit and advancement of the sport,” according to a news release from the association.

The association is a nonprofit corporation with three goals: Establishing and maintaining leaders in the Indiana racing industry, preserving the history heritage and tradition of the sport and educating the public about the sport and its contributions to Indiana.

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Aaron Piper is a photographer and reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at apiper@tribtown.com or 812-523-7057.