adelbert 'del' cameron
Born in Harvard, Massachusetts in 1920, Del Cameron followed in the footsteps of his father Horace, who was a trainer-driver. During Del's career he won 1,358 races and more than $4.7 million in purses. He was one of three drivers who won the Hambletonian three times, winning the Standardbred sport's most prestigious race with Newport Dream in 1954, with Egyptian Candor in 1965 and with Speedy Streak in 1967. Cameron also won the coveted Little Brown Jug twice, with Forbes Chief in 1947 and the outstanding Tar Heel in 1951. With his sons Gary and Warren, he developed a strong stable for many prominent owners. Elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1974, Del Cameron died in 1979.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals