earle b. avery
Born in 1894, the son of a well-to-do lumberman-farmer, Earle Avery started driving match races over the main streets of his native Knowlesville, New Brunswick, Canada. His first win at a track came in 1919. For the next thirty-three years Avery combined a professional driving career with potato farming. In 1955 he joined Norman Woolworth's Clearview Farm as head trainer-driver, handling such outstanding performers as Egyptian Princess, Porterhouse, Sh Boom, Pay Dirt, Gun Runner and Meadow Skipper. In 1963 Avery drove Meadow Skipper to a world record win at Lexington, Kentucky in 1:55.1, the fastest time of his driving career. Elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1977, Earle Avery died in 1977 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals