Ned McCarr, born in Canada, moved to Wisconsin as a young man and started working with the trotters as a groom. He began to train horses around 1885. The year 1909 saw him working as a colt man for M. W. Savage in Minnesota. Three years later McCarr was made head trainer and set a world record with the pacing kings Minor Heir and George Gano teamed, in 2:02. After working as an assistant for T. W. Murphy, McCarr opened his own stable and was active until 1940, when he retired. Ned McCarr died in 1949 in Southern Pines, North Carolina at 83 years of age.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals