Hall of Fame

 



john "trotwood" moore

Year of Birth: 
1858
Immortal: 
Yes
ArtistAuthor: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1978
Year of Death: 
1929
Biography: 

Born in Marion, Alabama in 1858, John Moore moved to Columbia, Tennessee as a young man and became deeply involved with the state, its history and its horses. A gifted writer, Moore worked for many years on The Horse Review, where he adopted his pen name "Trotwood." His then revolutionary features on pacers were credited with bringing respectability to that gait. Moore especially championed the Tennessee line of pacers during the 1880s, notably Little Brown Jug and Brown Hal, whose triumphs he immortalized in verse and sketch. John Moore died in Tennessee in 1929.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals