Guy McKinney, the son of Guy Axworthy and Queenly McKinney was foaled in 1923 in Lexington, Kentucky and was purchased by Henry B. Rea of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for $950. He was first trained by Townsend Ackerman in Goshen, New York. Taken over by Nat Ray for his three-year-old campaign, Guy McKinney blossomed into the nation's top trotter in 1926, winning the inaugural Hambletonian Stake at Syracuse, New York in addition to the Kentucky Futurity, the International Stallion, Matron and Horse Review Stakes. His purse winnings that year set a new record of $114,731. After this remarkable season, Guy McKinney was consigned to the Old Glory Sale, and Hanover Shoe Farms purchased him for $12,000. In 1927 Tom Berry drove him to his mark of 1:58 3/4 at Phoenix, Arizona, setting a world record for four-year-olds. He was then retired to stud at Hanover Shoe Farms where he died in 1944.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals