Filion was the sixth child of a harness-racing family and drove his first race at age 12. Adept, aggressive and horse-wise, he became a leading driver at Aylmer's Connaught Park Raceway when only 17. He soon was a popular idol on Québec, Ontario and northern New York tracks. Ten times — from 1968 to 1978 — Filion was the leading North American driver. With more than 1.5 times the wins of his nearest competitor, he led all drivers in life purse earnings. He was inducted into the US Hall of Fame of the Trotter and the Canadian Horse Racing and Sports Halls of Fame, was named French-speaking athlete of the world, and won the Lou Marsh Trophy as outstanding Canadian sportsman.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Neal, Margaret. "Hervé Filion". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 July 2017, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/herve-filion. Accessed 03 October 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Neal, M. (2017). Hervé Filion. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/herve-filion
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Neal, Margaret. "Hervé Filion." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published March 03, 2008; Last Edited July 04, 2017.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Hervé Filion," by Margaret Neal, Accessed October 03, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/herve-filion
Article by Margaret Neal
Published Online March 3, 2008
Last Edited July 4, 2017