glen g. garnsey
Born in 1933 in Clayton, New York, Glen Garnsey followed in the footsteps of his father Garland, a very successful trainer and driver at upstate New York tracks. Young Garnsey opened a public stable in 1963 and reached the 100-win level that same year. A few years later he joined famed Castleton Farm as a private trainer and became its head trainer in 1969. In 1977 he reopened his public stable in spectacular fashion by training and driving Abercrombie to 1978 Horse of the Year honors. Three years later he repeated with Fan Hanover. In 1982 Glen Garnsey was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame, having won more than 2,000 races with purse earnings in excess of $11 million. Garnsey died in an automobile accident in September, 1985.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals