leonard j. buck
Leonard Buck was introduced to harness racing by Octave Blake in 1951. In partnership with his wife, Helen, Buck subsequently purchased Barbara Direct. The Bucks developed the Allwood Stable, which boasted such greats as Overtrick, Kimberly Kid and The Intruder. Over a twenty year span, the farm produced five 2:00 trotters, trained by such men as Tom Berry, John Chapman, Johnny Patterson, Jimmy Arthur and Ned Bower. Buck was a member of The Hambletonian Society and was a founding member of The Hall of Fame of the Trotter now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. At the time of his death at age eighty-one in 1974, Leonard Buck was the Hall of Fame's vice president.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals