william h. strang, jr.
An accomplished amateur reinsman and for many years associated with Nat Ray, the winning driver of the first Hambletonian Stake in 1926, Bill Strang was one of harness racing's most widely known figures of the time. Ben White trained and drove for Strang, and among his victories were the 1942 and 1943 Hambletonian Stakes with The Ambassador and Volo Song, respectively. He later owned Ford Hanover, undefeated in eleven starts in 1951, who won The Kentucky Futurity that year. Bill Strang died on March 7, 1953.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals