Ruth Eyler

Ruth Cassell Galt Eyler spent more than a half-century breeding, training, and racing trotting horses. She became the first Maryland woman to win a paramutual harness race, breaking the male domination of the sport. She was featured on the cover of the Maryland Horse magazine following her win at Rosecroft Raceway in 1949. She consistently defeated male drivers on her own entry, Breeze Up. The Baltimore Sun newspaper proclaimed her “one of the nation’s most outstanding harness drivers.” Eyler was certainly a legend in the world of harness racing.