lamon v. harkness
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Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1850, Lamon Harkness went West as a young man and settled in the cattle business in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon the death of his father, he returned to Greenwich, Connecticut to carry on the family oil business. Harkness' love for the trotter prompted him to found a breeding farm in Kentucky. In 1892 he established Walnut Hall Farm in Donerail. Initially the farm consisted of 400 acres. Allie Wilkes was his first good sire and from then on it was Moko, The Harvester, Walnut Hall and San Francisco, to name a few. Harkness retired from racing and devoted his time to the farm, where he died on January 17, 1915.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals