Peter Manning was foaled in 1916, sired by Azoff out of Glendora G., and bred by William M. Wright of Libertyville, Illinois. He did not race until three years old when, at Lexington, he took a record of 2:06 1/2. He was bought by Thomas Murphy for Irving W. Gleasson for $21,000. As a four-year-old Peter Manning won consistently and in 1921 lowered the record of trotting to 1:57 3/4 at Lexington. In the next season, at the age of six, he broke his own record and went in 1:56 3/4 at Lexington on October 4, 1922. In 1926 he was sold to Hanover Shoe Farms and trotted many exhibition miles. Peter Manning was then retired and died at the farm on February 28, 1943 at age twenty-seven.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals