ralph n. baldwin
This native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada, Ralph Baldwin won his first harness race when he was seventeen. After apprenticeship with his father, a prominent Canadian horseman, Baldwin embarked on a career that established him as one of the top trainer-drivers on the continent. He developed scores of champions, and his 1,146 victories include dozens of major races, highlighted by Hambletonian wins with Speedy Scot and Flirth. He was head trainer at Castleton Farm in Kentucky for ten years, and later served Arden Homestead Stable in Goshen in a similar capacity. Inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in 1971, Ralph Baldwin died in 1982 in Pompano Beach, Florida at age 66.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals