Another great sire of the high-wheel era, Electioneer was by Hambletonian and Green Mountain Maid. He was bred at the famous Stony Ford Farm, Campbell Hall, New York by Charles Backman in 1868. Though Electioneer never raced and never acquired a record, those "who knew" speed said he could have beaten 2:20 if trained. Electioneer was purchased by Leland Stanford in 1877 and headed the Palo Alto Farm in California, which later became the site of Stanford University. As a sire of trotters he begot more 2:20 horses and more record breakers than any horse of his time. He was sire of both world champion Sunol 2:08 1/4 and Palo Alto 2:08 3/4. Electioneer died in California in 1890.
Statue - Palo Alto Stock Farm, now Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals