frank c. jones
A great amateur reinsman, Frank Jones drove his mare Dudie Archdale in many of her races, including a $10,000 stake at Kalamazoo. For years he raced a large stable with Pop Geers in charge. Jones had Baron Grattan, a leading pacing winner, Highball, a trotting stake winner and many others. Born in Barrington, New Hampshire in 1832, the son of a farmer, Jones became a grocer, quickly making a fortune in commerce and brewing. Jones always loved the trotter and established Maplewood Farm at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which became the best trotting stud in the northeast. There he bred many champions including Eleata and Idolita. He also took great pleasure in owning and operating Granite State Park (track). Frank Jones died in New Hampshire in 1902.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals