Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1902, Harry Pownall drove his first race at age 17 at Long Island's Mineola Fairgrounds. He won at Goshen the next year and operated a public stable there, before becoming associated with Arden Homestead Stable of Goshen in 1937, first as assistant trainer to Billy Dickerson and then as head trainer in 1947. At Arden, Pownall developed some of the finest trotters, including Titan Hanover, whom he drove to a 2:00 world record for two-year-olds in 1944. He won the Hambletonian with Titan the following year. Other fine trotters developed by Pownall were Florican, Star's Pride, Matastar, Florlis and Walter Spencer. Harry Pownall was elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1970. He died in 1979 in Hawaii.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals