"Will" Caton was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, son of Frank Caton, the famous trainer of Russian horses. Will traveled with his family to Russia, where he grew up to become the top harness driver of that country. He drove the horses of the Czar, Grand Duke Nicholas and other members of the Royal Family. During World War I, at the height of the Russian Revolution, Will Caton escaped with his family to the United States via Siberia and Japan. In America he proved himself with Protector, won the Hambletonian in 1932 with The Marchioness and campaigned successfully with Tara, Vitamine and others. Will Caton died in 1943 in Ohio.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals