Document type

Race Program

Park

Topsham

Date of Race

10-8-1935

Park Location

Topsham Fair Grounds

Event Type

Fair

Identifier

MS_1465_b002_1935c_doc_00569

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

Race program for the Wednesday, October 9, 1935, Topsham Fair pari-mutuel races in Topsham, Maine. The race card includes photographer Guy Kendall's handwritten notes for changes in the race field, as well as race finishes and times. Kendall also recorded a tally of race payouts for the day.

Kendall noted that Henry Clukey, driving Lochinvar set the new track record in the third race of the day in a time of 2.05 1/4.

Kendall did not, however, make note of an accident in the fourth race that injured three drivers. An account of the incident was reported in the weekly Bath Independent:

"A serious accident marred the racing program, when in the fourth race four horses piled up with their drivers, including Miss Vergery Carson, New England's only women driver who suffered a couple broken ribs and lacerations about the head. The pile-up occurred when Zymri, driven by Bill Donnelly and in the lead, stumbled and fell. Viking, driven by Colburn; Gilded Braden, driven by Miss Carson and Senator Superb, driven by Knights, all smashed Into the Donnelly rig, Donnelly was tossed 30 feet and suffered chest and head injuries while Colburn escaped with a bruised hip. Knights was uninjured. It was necessary to shoot Viking as the horse sustained a broken ankle."

Comments

Topsham Fair
Wednesday, October 9, 1935

Samuel Woodward, President
L. J. Swetland, Treasurer
Harry McKenney, Starter
Dr. J. A. Stevens, Presiding Judge
Frank R. Witman, Director of Mutuels
L. P. McCracken, Race Secretary

First Race 1 Mile
HALF DAILY DOUBLE
TONDREAU BROS., Groceries
2.17 Pace

1 HANOVER COURIER, (scratch) ch.g Lovell L. A. Mowatt brown and gray

2 JOE BREWER, b.g. Gray Edward Gray

3 SENATOR SUPERB, b.g. Knights J Harry Knights brown

4 BUCCO, JR., br.g. Bison W. DuPont brown

5 DIXIE GRATTON, br.g. Chevalier Chevalier brown and red

6 ZYMRI, b.g. Donnelly M. F. Stevens green

7 VIKING, b.g. Colburn F. G. Colburn brown and green

8 GILDEN BRADEN, bl.g. Miss Carson Miss Vergery Carson br. and green

Second Race 1 Mi.
HOTEL EAGLE
2.21 Trot

1 CALUMET ESSEX, b.g. Jordan Ralph Sturgis blue and white

2 DR. HANOVER, b.g. Pillsbury J. O. Pillsbury black

3 SUSAN AZOFF, b.m. J. O. Pillsbury

4 JOE WATTS, b.g. Willard Howard Willard purple and gold

5 CZAR BINGEN, b.g. Small H. J. Wheelwright green and white

6 ALICE B. b. m. Morgan D. J. Cronin yellow and green

7 SETZER HANOVER, (scratch) b.g. Duffy John T. Duffy maroon and green

Third Race 1 Mi.
Second Half Daily Double
Leon H. Kelley, Inc. Garage
2.14 Pace

1 JINGLE BELLS, bl.g. Bison W. DuPont brown

2 LOCHINVAR, b.g. Clukey Sullivan & Mawhinney maroon & green

3 FORBES DIRECT, b.g. Carney N. F. Smith green and gold

4 KLATA DIRECT, b.m. Lee M. E. Wright brown

5 CALUMET CHARLES, b.g. Patt’rson A. H. Hayes green and gold

6 McKINNEY VOLO, br.g. Morgan R. A. Jewell green and gold

7 ROYAL HANOVER, b.g. Donnelly A. E. Webber green

Fourth Race 1 Mi.
TONDREAU BROS., Groceries
2.17 Pace

1 VIKING, b.g. Colburn F. G. Colburn brown and green

2 ZYMRI, b.g. Donnelly M. F. Stevens green,

3 JOE BREWER, b.g. Gray Edward Gray

4 DIXIE GRATTON, br.g. Chevalier A Chevalier brown and red

5 SENATOR SUPERB, b.g. Knights Harry Knights brown

6 GILDEN BRADEN, bl.g. Miss Carson Miss Vergery Carson br. and green

7 BUCCO, JR., br.g. Bison W. DuPont brown

8 HANOVER COURIER, (scratch) ch.g Lovell L. A. Mowatt brown and gray

Fifth Race 1 Mi.
HOTEL EAGLE
2.21 Trot

1 SUSAN AZOFF, b.m. J. O. Pillsbury

2 DR. HANOVER, b.g. Pillsbury, J. O. Pillsbury black

3 ALICE B. b. m. Morgan, D. J. Cronin yellow and green

4 CALUMET ESSEX, b.g. Jordan, Ralph Sturgis blue and white

5 SETZER HANOVER, (scratch) b.g. Duffy, John T. Duffy maroon and green

6 JOE WATTS, b.g. Willard, Howard Willard purple and gold

7 CZAR BINGEN, b.g. Small, H. J. Wheelwright green and white

Sixth Race 1 Mi.
Leon H. Kelley, Inc. Garage
2.14 Pace

1 CALUMET CHARLES, b.g. Patterson A. H. Hayes green and gold

2 McKINNEY VOLO, br.g. Morgan R. A. Jewell green and gold

3 KLATA DIRECT, b.m. Lee M. E. Wright brown

4 ROYAL HANOVER, b.g. Donnelly A. E. Webber green

5 FORBES DIRECT, b.g. Carney N. F. Smith green and gold

6 JINGLE BELLS, bl.g. Bison W. DuPont brown

7 LOCHINVAR, b.g. Clukey Sullivan & Mawhinney maroon & green

Seventh Race 1 Mi.
TONDREAU BROS., Groceries
2.17 Pace

1 DIXIE GRATTON, br.g. Chevalier, A Chevalier brown and red

2 ZYMRI, (scratch) b.g. Donnelly, M. F. Stevens green

3 SENATOR SUPERB, b.g. Knights, Harry Knights brown

4 HANOVER COURIER, (scratch) ch.g Lovell, L. A. Mowatt brown and gray

5 BUCCO, JR., br.g. Bison, W. DuPont brown

6 JOE BREWER, b.g. Gray, Edward Gray

7 GILDEN BRADEN, bl.g. Miss Carson, Miss Vergery Carson br. and green

8 VIKING, b.g. Colburn, F. G. Colburn brown and green

Eighth Race 1 Mi.
HOTEL EAGLE
2.21 Trot

1 CZAR BINGEN, b.g. Small H. J. Wheelwright green and white

2 SETZER HANOVER, (scratch) b.g. Duffy John T. Duffy maroon and green

3 ALICE B., (scratch) b. m. Morgan D. J. Cronin yellow and green

4 JOE WATTS, b.g. Willard Howard Willard purple and gold

5 SUSAN AZOFF, b.m. J. O. Pillsbury

6 CALUMET ESSEX, b.g. Jordan Ralph Sturgis blue and white

7 DR. HANOVER, b.g. Pillsbury J. O. Pillsbury black

Ninth Race 1 Mi.
Leon H. Kelley, Inc. Garage
2.14 Pace

1 ROYAL HANOVER, b.g. Donnelly A. E. Webber green

2 KLATA DIRECT, b.m. Lee M. E. Wright brown

3 CALUMET CHARLES, b.g. Patt’rson A. H. Hayes green and gold

4 FORBES DIRECT, b.g. Carney N. F. Smith green and gold

5 LOCHINVAR, b.g. Clukey Sullivan & Mawhinney maroon and green

6 McKINNEY VOLO, br.g. Morgan R. A. Jewell green and gold

7 JINGLE BELLS, bl.g. Bison W. DuPont brown

Keywords

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

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Oct 8th, 12:00 AM

Topsham Fair, Wednesday, October 9, 1935

Topsham Fair Grounds

Race program for the Wednesday, October 9, 1935, Topsham Fair pari-mutuel races in Topsham, Maine. The race card includes photographer Guy Kendall's handwritten notes for changes in the race field, as well as race finishes and times. Kendall also recorded a tally of race payouts for the day.

Kendall noted that Henry Clukey, driving Lochinvar set the new track record in the third race of the day in a time of 2.05 1/4.

Kendall did not, however, make note of an accident in the fourth race that injured three drivers. An account of the incident was reported in the weekly Bath Independent:

"A serious accident marred the racing program, when in the fourth race four horses piled up with their drivers, including Miss Vergery Carson, New England's only women driver who suffered a couple broken ribs and lacerations about the head. The pile-up occurred when Zymri, driven by Bill Donnelly and in the lead, stumbled and fell. Viking, driven by Colburn; Gilded Braden, driven by Miss Carson and Senator Superb, driven by Knights, all smashed Into the Donnelly rig, Donnelly was tossed 30 feet and suffered chest and head injuries while Colburn escaped with a bruised hip. Knights was uninjured. It was necessary to shoot Viking as the horse sustained a broken ankle."

 

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