Born in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Vic Fleming got his start as a young groom. He raced in Canada for about twenty-five years and came to the U.S., where he was known as the "Dundas Kid." Fleming's greatest achievement was training and driving Billy Direct to the world pacing record of 1:55. His list of 2:00 performers include Nate Hanover 1:59, Dusty Hanover 1:59, Calumet Evelyn 1:59 1/4, Grattan Bars 1:59 1/2 and many others. Vic Fleming retired in 1945 to become an official at Saratoga, where he died in October 1955 at the age of 68.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals