franklin e. safford
A native of New Hampshire, Frank Safford was a trainer-driver who, in 1941, won 14 consecutive starts at Saratoga and led the country with 117 wins. He was the leading driver at Roosevelt Raceway in 1946 and 1947 and at Bay State in 1958 and 1960. His most famous horse was Knight Dream, with whom he won the Little Brown Jug in 1948. Safford is credited with 1,629 wins, but probably scored at least as many more before the USTA began to keep such records in 1939. Safford developed many top horses for the Gray Brothers Stable of East Providence, Rhode Island. Frank Safford died in 1977 in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals