john h. dickerson
Born in Indiana, "Johnny Dick" first made headlines in the high-wheel days and became a second trainer for Budd Doble in 1893. Later, as an independent trainer, Dickerson campaigned the "Iron Horse" Joe Patchen, sire of Dan Patch. He had much success with Anaconda 2:01 3/4 and bred Kohl, Almeda and many others. In 1900 Dickerson contracted to train and race for W. B. Dickerman of Hillanddale Farm, Mamaroneck, New York, who owned Bellini, a top sire. Dickerson developed Soprano, Atlantic Express, Nedda, who was champion mare for years, among others. He was noted for colt training and developing speed. The brother of William K. Dickerson, John Dickerson retired to California but moved back to Indiana, where he died in 1944.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals