hugh a. grant, sr.
One of the sport's most prominent owners of his time, Hugh Grant owned both Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds but was fond of saying, "My best investment in horses is Del Miller." He and Hall of Fame driver Miller bred and raced some of the best Standardbreds in the land. Among Grant's great harness horses were Tarport Hap, Countess Adios, Adios Betty, Meadow Chuck, Thorpe Hanover, O'Brien Hanover and one of the foremost sires of all time, Meadow Skipper. Grant twice won Harness and Thoroughbred stakes on the same day. In 1959 his filly Airman's Guide won the Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico and that evening Countess Adios, another filly, won the Messenger Stake at Roosevelt. Hugh Grant died August 1, 1979 at age 67.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals