edward m. ryan
Edward Ryan was an owner, driver, trainer, breeder, track owner and philanthropist. He set many records as an amateur driver, including a 1:54.2 time trial at Lexington. His aged trotter Sandy Bowl 4,T1:54.1 ($1,299,199) won a 1985 Breeders Crown trophy. In partnership on several horses with Hall of Fame Immortal Delvin Miller, Ed Ryan also became an innovator in both operating a racetrack and encouraging horse ownership. He was associated with many philanthropic interests including a Hurricane Andrew relief night at Pompano Park, as well as helping backstretch personnel and employees at The Meadows, Pennsylvania, assisting them with medical and educational expenses. In 1989 Ryan was the first recipient of the Art Rooney Award for outstanding contributions to the harness racing industry. Ed Ryan was inducted into the Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame in 1994. He died on June 1, 2012.
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