Septer F. "Sep" Palin was born in 1878 in Indiana. He graduated from farming into training horses. He first raced over the smaller tracks of Indiana, but his abilities soon attracted patrons who encouraged him to race in neighboring states. While Palin's accomplishments with the champion Greyhound 1:55 1/4 brought him international fame, he also proved himself as a developer of speed. He went to train for E. J. Baker and won the Hambletonian with Hoot Mon and Greyhound, the Kentucky Futurity with Victory Song, as well as many Grand Circuit stakes throughout his career. For years he led the list of drivers of two-minute horses. Sep Palin died in 1952 while attending the Lexington Trots.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals