william n. reynolds
Born in 1863 in Patrick County, Virginia, W. N. Reynolds became interested in horses while in the tobacco business with his brother. In 1889 he became vice-president of the Reynolds Tobacco Company and founded a good racing stable. "Mr. Will's" hobby of harness racing brought to the sport many champions, stakes winners and good sportsmanship. Reynolds was very active in the promotion of harness racing. He was a member of The Hambletonian Society, The Grand Circuit, and was a founder and trustee of The Hall of Fame of the Trotter now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. William Reynolds died at the age of eighty-eight in 1951.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals