john e. madden
John E. Madden, a native of Pennsylvania, when young was an outstanding athlete. He became interested in trotters in the middle 1880s and by 1890 was an leading figure on the trotting turf. Madden also began breeding Thoroughbreds and his breeding farm, Hamburg Place, became the home of champion horses of both breeds. Hamburg Belle, Periscope and Siliko were just a few of his successful racehorses. At one time Madden's farm was the largest in the country with 400 broodmares and a large string of stallions. He did much to improve the breed of the trotter and was an authority on the subject. John Madden died in New York City on November 3, 1929.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals