Fred Egan was born in Stuart, Iowa in 1879. He began as a groom in Denver, Colorado and came east in 1913 with one horse, Braden Direct 2:01 1/2 and won all season on the Grand Circuit. He trained a public stable until he went to Lullwater Farm in Georgia to train for Walter T. Candler in the mid-1920s. Egan raced the Lullwater horses for some time, then went with C. W. Phellis and his stable. Egan won three Hambletonian races with Spencer Scott, Miss Tilly and Emily's Pride. Other horses he made and raced were Hoot Mon, Cassin Hanover, Colby Hanover and Brown Berry. After winning the Kentucky Futurity on October 3, 1957, he retired. Fred Egan died in 1960 in Orlando, Florida.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1992 book, The Immortals