albert e. saunders
Al Saunders said he was "foaled in Cleveland but could only estimate exactly when." Towards the end of his life he guessed himself to be in his upper eighties. His greatest driving exploits came in 1898, when he toured the continent with his prized trotter Kodak, placing in the money in 32 out of 43 races. Shortly thereafter he was injured and became a promoter on the Grand Circuit. In 1930 Saunders settled in Goshen, New York to work with Walter Cox, who was in charge of William Cane's racing interests. He spent the rest of his life there, working as a race secretary at the two tracks. He was also a prolific author on the sport, writing a regular column entitled "Saunders Says." Albert Saunders died in 1956.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals