william h. cane
Bill Cane was born in 1874 in Jersey City, New Jersey and followed his father into the building trade. He loved driving horses and was soon buying trotters. In 1921 Walter Cox took over Cane's Good Time Stable in Goshen, New York and for two decades had great success racing and breeding horses. In 1929 Cane won the Hambletonian classic with Walter Dear, driven by Cox, and for the next twenty-six years Cane sponsored the big race at Good Time Park in Goshen. His home-bred pacer Good Time 1:57 4/5, was the top moneywinner - $318,793 - until 1958. In 1950 Cane became president of Yonkers Raceway and remained with the track and at Good Time Park until his death in 1956. Cane's Good Time Stable building became The Hall of Fame of the Trotter in 1951, now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals