Myron McHenry was born in 1856 on a farm in Pink Prairie, Illinois. At the age of twenty-one he went to work as a groom for D. C. Gifford in Prairie City, Illinois and won his first race at Galva, Illinois in 1880. His career launched, McHenry started and won on the Grand Circuit in 1886. He began to buy his own horses and his home-bred Rose Croix won the Kentucky Futurity in 1896 in 2:11 1/4. Such names as Bonnie Direct, Guy, Locust Jack, Sonoma Girl, Anaconda and John R. Gentry were associated with McHenry. McHenry's greatest horse was the famed Dan Patch, whom he campaigned and drove to a record of 1:56 1/4 in 1903. Myron McHenry retired from the sport a year before he died in 1911.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals