watson b. dickerman
Watson B. Dickerman, born in Mount Carmel, Connecticut in 1846, founded the Hillanddale Farm in Mamaroneck, New York. It was here that he established his public breeding farm, where Bellini and Atlantic Express were two of his greatest sires. The champion trotting mare Nedda was a product of this prolific farm. Dickerman always had the best trainers and horsemen working for him. Among them were John L. Dickerson, whom he contracted in 1900 to train and race and who developed both Atlantic Express and Nedda; and Harry Fleming, who drove Nedda to her 1:58 1/4 trotting record in 1922 and remained at Hillanddale Farm until after Dickerman's death in 1923.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals