john j. mooney
A native of Saint Marys, Ohio, John Mooney was a harness racing enthusiast since childhood. Active in the formation of The Hambletonian Society, he was one of its officers for many years. After having bought the Peninsular Farms near the Fremont (Ohio) Fairgrounds, Mooney bred such champions as Paul MacPherson, The Abbot, Friscoway and Dell Frisco. Because he was also in the insurance business, Mooney was a silent partner in the ownership of horses. He thought it would be bad for business if it was learned that he owned racehorses. John Mooney died in 1950.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals