alexander b. coxe
Born in 1865, Alexander Coxe was known for his breeding knowledge and devoted much study to the problems of gait, balance, and speed development. The purchase of Dillon Axworthy as a yearling for $2,500 in the fall of 1911 launched Coxe's successful career as a breeder. Dillon Axworthy was credited with producing 105 Standard performers, almost all bred by the owner. Because he was not interested in pacers, Coxe sold Margaret Dillon as a yearling for $100. Margaret Dillon 1:58 3/4 later became the champion pacing mare from 1922 to 1938. Coxe died in 1926 in Philadelphia.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals