edward h. allen
A native of Marion, Iowa, Ed Allen was well known as a trainer-driver in the Midwest, but he did not achieve nationwide fame until 1918, when he took over the reins of Single G., "the horse that time forgot" - later acclaimed as "pacer of the first half of the century." Allen's training and driving career spanned 65 years. He had just returned to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to begin training for the 1950 season, when he passed away.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals