George B. Alley of New York City bred Happy Medium in Orange County, New York and placed him on the farm of Ransom Galloway in Suffern, New York. A son of Hambletonian-Princess, he was foaled in 1863. Happy Medium was trained and won his first race in 1867 in 2:54. Though his racing career was a comparatively short one, his offspring began to prove his ability as a sire and he was sold in 1871 to Robert Steel of Philadelphia for $25,000, the highest price ever paid up to that time for a trotting stallion for either stud or race purposes. Steel placed him at stud at Cedar Park, a suburb of Philadelphia. His fame as a sire spread across the nation and he ended his days as the head of the famed Fairlawn Farm in Kentucky. Happy Medium died in 1888.
Unmarked - Fairlawn, Lexington, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals