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In 1911 Joe Serrill appeared in Lexington, Kentucky for the "trots" with a trotter named Peter Thompson, who was owned by A. B. Coxe of Paoli, Pennsylvania. He won the Kentucky Futurity at that meeting with Peter Thompson, in 2:07 1/2. In 1918 Serrill returned with Nella Dillon and again won the Futurity. For the third time in 1921, he won with Helen Dillon. For twenty years Serrill raced and won with Coxe's horses and finally retired to become an official at race meetings. Noted as a developer of trotters, Serrill was one of the top reinsmen of his day.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals