In the post Civil War era of 1865 to 1885, Dan Mace was known as "the wizard of the reins." In those days Mace had the largest public following of any driver, with the exception of the great Hiram Woodruff, and wherever he raced he was always the favorite in the midst of heavy betting. It was Mace, in partnership with J. Dunn Walton, who bought the mighty Ethan Allen from Frank Baker when the horse was fourteen years old but still a champion. Not only did Mace drive Ethan Allen in many record races, he also drove Fearnought, Judge Fullerton, Hopeful and Darby.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals