william j. andrews
Top trainer and driver of his day and well known around the country for years, there is little known of "Billy" Andrews early life. But it is said that he "came out of Buffalo" in 1890 to Village Farm in East Aurora, New York. He made Village Farm famous with Mascot, Soprano and Hamburg Belle. Andrews won the Charter Oak three times, Transylvania twice and the Kentucky Futurity. He was the first man to drive a horse in 2:04 with Mascot, to drive a horse in 2:00 1/2 with John R. Gentry, and a mare in 2:01 3/4 with Hamburg Belle. Andrews would not drive a hoppled pacer, yet made many pacers famous. He also trained for John Madden, E. H. Harriman, H. K. Devereux and William Simpson. Billy Andrews died on August 17, 1924.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals