catherine "katie" ault
Daughter of prominent Georgia horseman David L. Brown, "Katie" Ault and her husband Chester took over her father's horse farm upon his death in 1966 and made it a showplace. They replaced the 117 harness horses on the Wildwood, Georgia farm with Standardbreds of Grand Circuit quality. In 1968 they purchased a Tennessee-bred yearling named Steady Star, who startled the harness world with his 1:58 4/5 mile (through a thunderstorm) at the age of 2; his 1:54 at 3; and his 1:52 time trial at 4, an all-time pacing record that stood for ten years. Mrs. Ault died in 1980 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals