elizabeth 'weed' rorty
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A walking encyclopedia of the Standardbred sport, it seems to have been ordained that Elizabeth Rorty be involved in harness racing. A native of Goshen, New York, "the cradle of the trotter," she joined the USTA, then headquartered in Goshen, in 1946. With Frances Wallace, Rorty wrote Tales of the Immortals and was managing editor of The Horseman And Fair World magazine from 1959 until her retirement, shortly before she died in 1977. Rorty witnessed 44 of the 51 Hambletonian races in her lifetime and was a marshal in three of them.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals