Gus Macey, born in 1856 on a Kentucky farm near Lexington, was raised to train and drive trotters. His first horse, Maud Macey, launched his career when she lowered the world's record for four-year-olds. Country J. 2:05 1/4 was Macey's best horse until he went to train for George Eastabrook of Denver, Colorado. A few of his good horses were Colorado E., Spanish Queen and Gold Dollar. He was the first man to win two Kentucky Futurities; he also won many other stakes along the Grand Circuit. At one time, Macey trained a stable of Thoroughbreds and was in the livery stable business with his brother Robert. Gus Macey died in 1935.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals