william w. bair
William Bair's chief claim to fame was driving Maud S. to a trotting record of 2:08 3/4 at Cleveland in 1885. Bair was born in Sadsburyville, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1839. He started training trotters in Harrisburg at the age of twenty-nine. Besides driving Maud S. to glory for William H. Doble, Bair took charge of the Harrisburg Track, Chester Park in Cincinnati and Suffolk and Belmont Park in Philadelphia. He brought out a great many turf performers in his career, such as Harry Clay 2:23 3/4, Johnston 2:06 1/4 and Czarina Dawson 2:11 3/4. William Bair died in Philadelphia in 1908.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals