Hall of Fame

 



maud s.

Year of Birth: 
1874
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1955
Year of Death: 
1900
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,2:08 3/4
Sire: 
Harold
Dam: 
Miss Russell
Sire of Dam: 
Pilot Jr.
Biography: 

Maud S. was foaled on March 28, 1874 at Woodburn Farm, Kentucky, a light-red chestnut daughter of Harold 413 and Miss Russell. As a yearling she was sold to James Bugher of Ohio for $250, who named her Sadie Bugher. She was sold to Capt. George M. Stone in 1877 for $350. Stone renamed her Maud S. and placed her in the care of W. W. Bair during her entire career. After trotting a mile in 2:17 1/2 at Lexington, Kentucky in 1878, Maud S. was immediately bought by William H. Vanderbilt for $21,000. She was used as Vanderbilt's roadhorse until 1884, when she was returned to the turf to lower the record to 2:10 and was sold to Robert Bonner for $40,000. While in his stable she trotted her record mile in 2:08 3/4 at Cleveland, Ohio, this being the seventh time she had lowered the world record in six years. In 1885 she was permanently retired as a roadhorse and died on March 17, 1901 at the Shultshurst Farm in Port Chester, New York. Maud S. is buried in Tarrytown, New York, next to 1956 Immortal Dexter.

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