A foal of 1921, Mr. McElwyn was owned by W. H. L. McCourtie of Texas. He was sired by Guy Axworthy out of Widow Maggie. Under trainer Ben White, Mr. McElwyn was a winner in five of his seven starts as a two-year-old. At three he again won five out of seven races and trotted in 1:59 3/4, the first three-year-old to better 2:00. At Phoenix, Arizona the next year, Vic Fleming drove him to his best record, 1:59 1/4. Mr. McElwyn was retired to Lexington until McCourtie's death, when he was purchased by Henry Knight. Later he was acquired by Hanover Shoe Farms. A remarkable sire with more 2:10 two-year-olds than any of his day, Mr. McElwyn died at Hanover on July 22, 1944.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals