Hall of Fame

 



nat ray

Year of Birth: 
1882
Immortal: 
Yes
DriverTrainer: 
Yes
Driver: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1978
Year of Death: 
1953
Biography: 

Born in Whitby, Canada, Nat Ray first came to the U.S. in 1896. He began his career as a jockey and steeplechase rider, but in 1911 turned to the sulky. His signal accomplishment was driving Guy McKinney to victory in the first Hambletonian in 1926, when the trotter was undefeated and won $68,742, a then-record sum for a single season. Other notable horses developed by Ray were Peter The Brewer, Jimmy McKerron and Juno. Nat Ray died in Orlando, Florida in 1953.

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