Hall of Fame

 



henry w. oliver

Year of Birth: 
1840
Immortal: 
Yes
OwnerBreeder: 
Yes
Owner: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1994
Year of Death: 
1904
Biography: 

"Harry" Oliver, as he was best known, was a self-reliant, self-made man in the best tradition of 19th century America. Born in Ireland in 1840, his family emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1842. The young man rose rapidly in business to direct numerous companies. Among his many interests was harness racing. He owned Peter Scott as a race horse and stallion and bred him repeatedly to Roya McKinney and got Scotland, Rose Scott, and the 2:00 pacer Highland Scott. Rose Scott is the third dam of Tar Heel, Hickory Smoke, Hickory Pride, etc., etc. Oliver died a millionaire in 1904.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals