Hall of Fame

 



william b. murray

Year of Birth: 
1904
Immortal: 
Yes
OwnerBreeder: 
Yes
Owner: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1991
Year of Death: 
1990
Biography: 

The first Standardbred William Murray ever owned was Calumet Edna, the grandam of the 1983 Immortal Meadow Skipper. The female of the Standardbred species figured prominently in his claim to fame. Among the horses the master of Bonnie Brae Farm in Ohio campaigned were the great race filly and later broodmare, Belle Acton, as well as Jane Azoff and Just Pam. Murray was active in the sport's organizations. He was a USTA director from 1948 to 1981, serving for a time as vice-chairman of the board, director of The Little Brown Jug Society and president of the Standardbred Breeders Association. He was also one of the original inductees into the Hall of Fame of Animal Science at Ohio State University. He died in 1990 in Ohio.

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