Hall of Fame

 



spinster

Year of Birth: 
1930
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1981
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,4,T2:05
Sire: 
Spencer
Dam: 
Minnetonka
Sire of Dam: 
Belwin
Biography: 

A foal of 1930, by Spencer out of Minnetonka, Spinster contributed to both gaits on two continents. Her son Light Brigade was perhaps the most influential horse ever exported to Australia. His name appears on virtually every major pedigree "down under." Spinster's daughter, The Old Maid, sired by Guy Abbey, is regarded as one of the modern era foundation mares. Another Spinster filly, Lady Scotland, is the dam of Harold J., a noted 2:00 sire and Breath O Spring, the dam of Race Time and Storm Damage.

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