Horse of the Year in 1948, Rodney was foaled in 1944 by Hanover Shoe Farms. He was by Spencer Scott out of Earl's Princess Martha by Protector. During his racing career, Rodney started sixty-nine times and won forty-seven. He was an immediate success as a sire, having retired to stud with earnings of $111,176 in the colors of R. Horace Johnston, father of his last co-owner, David R. Johnston. At the time of his death in 1963, Rodney was the all-time leading sire of $100,000 trotting winners with thirteen. Five of them earned in excess of $200,000 and three - Duke Rodney, Elaine Rodney and Tie Silk - all earned more than $300,000. Rodney is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals