john l. dodge
Born in Groton, Connecticut in 1866, John Dodge became interested in trotting horses after graduation from college. Successful in the pharmaceutical business, he helped build the Harlem River Speedway and later bought Hollyrood Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he bred top horses for years. Dodge was an excellent amateur driver and trainer and often raced his own stable. He bred Periscope 2:01 1/2, Hollyrood Phyllis, Hollyrood Portia and Hollyrood Susan, to name a few. Dodge retired from racing in 1932, but came back later with Hollyrood Dennis 2:01 1/4. He retired to Hollyrood Farm and died on April 7, 1940 at his winter home in Grovetown, Georgia at the age of 74.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals