Delvin Miller preparing Meadow Maid to compete at the Little Brown Jug race for three-year-old pacers, July 9, 1959.
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A man stands next to his horse.

Credit: Courtesy Urban Archives, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia

Raised on his grandfather's farm in Washington County, PA, Delvin Miller (1913-1996) is arguably the greatest harness racer of all time. In a career that spanned eight decades, the longest in professional sports, Miller won 2,442 races and more than $11 million in purse money. He competed in his last race- a winning performance in a qualifying race- just three months before his death on August 19, 1996, at age 83. Miller also trained race horses, including Meadow Maid, a mare he bred from two of his favorite pacers.

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