Document type

Article

Event Title

Poem: Frank P. Fox

Authors

Unidentified

Date of Race

1935

Identifier

MS_1465_b002_1935c_doc_00514

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

2 pages

Abstract

Two, anonymous poems printed, apparently in memory of Frank P. Fox.

The poem, Frank P. Fox is described: "This poem was suggested by the death of a famous old horseman known and loved wherever horses hoofs were heard."

Fox, identified in the March 11, 1935 New York Times as the "oldest harness racing driver in the United States" died on March 10, 1935 at the age of 82. Fox began his racing career at age 14 and raced actively until 1933. The last photograph taken by Guy Kendall of Frank Fox racing appears in this collection http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/kendall_images/942/. Fox continued to enter horses from his stable in races after 1933, but no longer piloted entries himself.

The second poem, Old Just A Gointa, presents a morals tale about putting off until tomorrow what could be done today.

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, New England harness racing, Maine harness racing, horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Poem: Frank P. Fox

Two, anonymous poems printed, apparently in memory of Frank P. Fox.

The poem, Frank P. Fox is described: "This poem was suggested by the death of a famous old horseman known and loved wherever horses hoofs were heard."

Fox, identified in the March 11, 1935 New York Times as the "oldest harness racing driver in the United States" died on March 10, 1935 at the age of 82. Fox began his racing career at age 14 and raced actively until 1933. The last photograph taken by Guy Kendall of Frank Fox racing appears in this collection http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/kendall_images/942/. Fox continued to enter horses from his stable in races after 1933, but no longer piloted entries himself.

The second poem, Old Just A Gointa, presents a morals tale about putting off until tomorrow what could be done today.

 

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