david r. johnston
Born in 1925, David Johnston grew up with the trotters on his father's Whitehall Stud Farm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He competed extensively as an amateur driver and in 1957 set a world mark of 2:00 with his home-bred Gallon's Lady. In 1964 Johnston joined in partnership with Norman Woolworth to purchase Stoner Creek Stud in Kentucky, which became the home of the Immortal Meadow Skipper and world champion Nevele Pride. Johnston was president of the Lexington Trots Breeders Association, a director of The Hambletonian Society, a trustee of the Trotting Horse Museum/Hall of Fame of the Trotter, now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, and a director of the USTA. David Johnston died in October 1982 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals