george h. alexander
"A trotting man," George Alexander purchased his first horse, the mare Eudora Hanover, in 1958. For the next three decades, until his death in October, 1988 at the age of seventy-six, Alexander's Chestnut Farm in Sugar Grove, Illinois produced horses that have made significant contributions to modern trotting, including Flamboyant, Cold Comfort, Super Juan, Glynis Hanover and Spicy Scent. Born October 29, 1911 in Aurora, Illinois, Alexander was a civic leader in his community. Besides breeding Standardbreds and raising feeder cattle at his 1,500 acre farm, he was very active in the administrative side of the Standardbred industry. He held directorships in The Hambletonian Society and Lexington Trots Breeders Association, and was a trustee of The Trotting Horse Museum/Hall of Fame of the Trotter, now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, as well as president of the Northern Illinois Horse Show Association.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals