A native of Massachusetts, Harry Brusie trained and raced around New England for forty years. He developed many good half-mile track performers, including Minor Hal, Quite Sure and Sturdy. Brusie was much loved by sportsmen because of his native wit and personality. His son Lyman joined him with the stable for some time, but then resigned to go with the Thoroughbreds. Harry Brusie died in 1941 in Boston.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals