Hall of Fame

 



sunol

Year of Birth: 
1886
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1957
Year of Death: 
1909
Gait: 
Trot
Record: 
t,2:08 1/4
Sire: 
Electioneer
Dam: 
Waxana
Sire of Dam: 
Gen. Benton
Biography: 

Sunol was foaled at Palo Alto Farm in California in 1886. She was by Electioneer out of Waxana. Under the guidance of Charles Marvin, she lowered the two-year-old world record to 2:18. As a four-year-old she went in 2:10 1/2 and was purchased by Robert Bonner for $41,000. In 1891, despite lameness, Sunol trotted in 2:08 1/4, at Stockton, California, the last world record to high-wheel sulky. She was retired to Bonner's stable and upon his death was sold to John Shults of Brooklyn for $4,000 and later to A. B. Coxe of Pennsylvania for $400. Sunol died at the Coxe farm in 1909.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals