donald d. macfarlane
Born in Bessemer, Michigan in 1907, Donald MacFarlane graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a very successful corporate attorney before entering the sport full time as the president of Castleton Farm. MacFarlane enjoyed great success both as a racing executive at Hazel Park Race Course in Michigan and as a breeder. During that time he joined with George T. Weymouth, John W. Miller and Frank E. Devlin to form Harness Tracks of America, the trade association of Standardbred raceways. He served as its president and chairman of the board for almost twenty years. He was counsel to the USTA. As a breeder, he developed such outstanding horses as Stand By, Keystone Smartie and Cold Comfort. Donald MacFarlane died in 1983 in Delray Beach, FL at age 75.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals