Henry Knauf's love for the harness horse began as a youngster and continued throughout his life. His Siskiyou Farm, between Ladd and Princeton, Illinois was one of the top Standardbred breeding farms in the United States. It was named after the stallion Siskiyou, who proved to be one of the sport's outstanding sires. Among the champions from Siskiyou on the nation's racetracks were Florican, Rush Hour and Dalzell. In addition to his farm activities, Knauf was president of the Illinois Breeders Association, played a major role in getting the Illinois Harness Racing Act adopted in 1945, and was a prominent figure in the rewriting of the Illinois harness racing law in 1949. When Henry Knauf died in 1950, he was president of the USTA.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals