According to John Duquette, Phil Adler was a baker, who later became known as the popular proprietor of a speakeasy during the prohibition days with headquarters on Dorsey Street. He served as secretary the Saranac Lake Driving Club, an organization that promoted harness racing. He also operated a grocery and meat market on Broadway near Bloomingdale Avenue.
Lake Placid News, December 18, 1931
ADLER CARDS HORSE RACES FOR PLACID
Phil Adler, Saranac Lake sports promoter, announces that harness races on the ice will be staged at Saranac Lake on February 18, 19, and 20 and at Lake Placid on February 25, 26, and 27.
Purses totalling $1200 will be offered at each meet, states Mr. Adler, and the fastest horses in this section of the state will appear.
The track for the Lake Placid races will be laid out over the Mirror lake course.