Louis Cauz is the founder of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
. He started as a sports reporter for the Hamilton Spectator in the 1940's before moving to Toronto to work for the Globe and Mail in 1957 as their harness handicapper. He authored three books -- Baseball's Back in Town, The Plate: A Royal Tradition, and The Plate: 150 Years of Royal Tradition (co-authored with Beverley Smith). He also served as the official scorer for the Toronto Blue Jays
, serving in that role during the team's World Series championships in 1992 and 1993.
In the Hall's infancy he was left with such tasks as producing a master list of candidates for consideration. Later, he developed the "Legends" program, a millennium project to honour heroes of the past, of which there are 4 inductees this year.
He stepped down as Managing Director of the Hall last year, and remains the Hall's Director Emeritus.