leo c. mcnamara
Leo McNamara was born in Indianapolis in 1894. As a young man he went into business and eventually became president of the James McNamara Construction Company. Around 1935 he became active in the trotting sport and began to build up Two Gaits Farm in Carmel, Indiana. Probably the most famous horse to be bred at Two Gaits was Adios, who brought a price of $500,000 in 1955 when purchased from Delvin Miller by Hanover Shoe Farms and Max C. Hempt. McNamara served as a director of the USTA from the time it was founded, was an officer of the Grand Circuit and The Trotting Horse Club and was a founder of The Hall of Fame of the Trotter now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Leo McNamara died in Florida in 1959.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1992 book, The Immortals