Hall of Fame

 



elaine rodney

Year of Birth: 
1957
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1991
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,3,1:58.3
Earnings: 
$386,808
Sire: 
Rodney
Dam: 
Honor Bright
Sire of Dam: 
Bill Gallon
Biography: 

A hardworking race mare if there ever was one, the daughter of Rodney-Honor Bright was a product of the training-driving expertise of Clint Hodgins. Elaine Rodney started twenty-four times at two, winning sixteen and placing five times. As a three-year-old she started slowly, but went into the Hambletonian with six straight wins. While she finished out of the money in the classic, she got her revenge in the 1960 Kentucky Futurity, capping her victory with an extraordinary 1:58.3 second heat, the fastest mile ever for a sophomore. Sold to Italian interests, Elaine Rodney raced in Europe and later became a topnotch broodmare both in the U.S. and Italy.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals