hugh m. 'doc' parshall
Born in 1898 in Hillsboro, Ohio, Doc Parshall was raised with horses. He attended high school and graduated from the Indiana Veterinary College. He started a public stable of trotting horses and in 1920 had his first 2:10 performer, Fondabel, a mare he took with him to veterinary school. In due time Parshall developed such top stars as Chief Counsel 1:57 3/4, Spintell 1:58 3/4, Mc I Win 1:59 3/4, plus many others. "Doc" won the Hambletonian with Lord Jim in 1934 and again in 1939 with Peter Astra. He drove thirteen 2:00 horses during his career. Hugh Parshall died in Urbana, Ohio in 1950.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals