william h. gocher
Born in Richmond, Canada in 1864, William Gocher came to the United States as a young man. He first came into prominence as the editor of The American Sportsman, a Cleveland-based turf journal. His writings in The Sportsman were widely read and probably led to his being named secretary of the National Trotting Association. He guided this organization through forty turbulent years and was instrumental in formulating its policies. Gocher was prominent in the Grand Circuit organization, handled sales of notable horses, and was the author of books such as Tales of the Turf, Trotalong, Pacealong and Racealong. Gocher died in 1937 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals