john a. goldsmith
Born in 1858 at Walnut Grove Farm, Washingtonville, New York, John was a son of Alden Goldsmith, one of the most prominent horsemen at that time. He and brother James campaigned their father's horses, the get of Electioneer and Hambletonian, throughout the East and then moved in 1882 to California where John raced for Monroe Salisbury. After the death of his brother in 1891, John Goldsmith returned to Walnut Grove Farm. He died in Washingtonville in 1895 at the early age of thirty-seven.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals