Millard Sanders was born in Georgia in 1856 and as a young man became a trainer for W. J. Gordon of Cleveland. He made a champion of Guy 2:10 3/4 and later hitched Guy with three stablemates to sleigh to become the talk of the country; the likes of U. S. Grant and J. D. Rockefeller being favored with a trip in it down Euclid Avenue. After a short sojourn to California Sanders returned to Indiana. There he developed and drove Lou Dillon to the first 2:00 mile in 1903. Although he had an unorthodox manner of training, Sanders made good racehorses of many and proved it with Lou Dillon. His book, The Two-Minute Horse, was published after his retirement. Millard Sanders died in 1928 after a stroke.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1992 book, The Immortals