richard d. ricketts
A Texan by way of Ohio, Richard Ricketts was an expert on natural gas and, as an executive of the giant Fish Industrial complex, had the reputation of having designed and built more miles of natural gas pipeline than anyone else. Ricketts was a partner of K. D. Owen during much of his career as a breeder and owner of harness horses. He had a long list of successful performers: Glidden Hanover, Diamond Sam, Choice Time and Spinning Song, to name a few. He also served as a director emeritus of the Lexington Trots Breeders Association, a member of The Hambletonian Society and a trustee of the Trotting Horse Museum/Hall of Fame of the Trotter, now known as the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Dick Ricketts died on October 17, 1988 in Houston, Texas.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals