Hall of Fame

 



protector

Year of Birth: 
1928
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1962
Year of Death: 
1956
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,3,1:59 1/4
Earnings: 
$34,319
Sire: 
Peter Volo
Dam: 
Margaret Arion
Sire of Dam: 
Guy Axworthy
Biography: 

A son of Peter Volo and Margaret Arion, Protector was truly a great racehorse. He swept the Horseman Futurity, Matron Stakes, Review Futurity and Kentucky Futurity as a three-year-old. His mark of 1:59 1/4 in the Kentucky Futurity of 1931 was a world record for three-year-old trotters in a race; a record which was still standing at the time of his death in November 1956. Protector was also very productive at the stud, siring nearly 200 record performers.

 Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY

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