Born in Wilton, Iowa in 1865, Frederick Terry began his career in turf journalism in 1904 with The Horseman and The Spirit of the Times. In 1907 he moved to the Indianapolis-based Western Horseman, which later changed its name to The Horseman And Fair World, a publication he co-managed with his brother for almost forty years. It was the only turf journal to survive the depression. Much credit for this is given to Fred Terry's astuteness as a businessman. He promoted the Horseman Stake for two-year-old trotters in Indiana and the Fox Stake for two-year-old pacers. Terry passed away in 1944 at age 79.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals