Document type

Race Program

Park

Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Date of Race

8-16-1937

Park Location

Skowhegan, Maine

Event Type

Stake Race

Race

Skowhegan Fair Races

Identifier

MS_1465_b002_1937c_doc_01486

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

The six-page program for the Monday, August 16, 1937 Skowhegan Fair races. The program includes information about the track records, the names of race officials and fair officials, as well as the Racing Committee. The program also features a display ad promoting the glamorous "Revelations of 1937" review. The show included "20 Charming Girls" and "Beautiful Costumes." The show included a performance by Billy Rose's Jumbo the Elephant. The final page of the card lists the full daily program for the Skowhegan Fair. The program also contains Guy Kendall's handwritten notes about race finishes, changes in the field, and payouts for bets Kendall placed. Kendall also pasted a photograph of pacer, Miss Drake, to the bottom of page three of the program.

Comments

Track Records
Pacing, 2.03 3/4, Peter Dale 1936
Trotting, 2.06 1/2, Peter Pokey, 1935; Pedro Tipton, 1936

Skowhegan Fair Race Program
Monday, Aug. 16, 1937

Race Officials

Starter: Harry McKenney, Wakefield, Mass.
Judges: Dr. J. A. Stevens, Dover, N.H.; C. Oscar Flanders, Madison; Frank G. Trott, Winchester, Mass.
Timers: C. Scott Robinson; Byron B. Perkins
Race Secretary: Wilfred Caouette
Clerk of the Course: George M. Davis

Fair Officials

President:
Francis H. Friend
Secretary: Harold O. Pelley
Treasurer: Ralph T. Jenkins

Racing Committee

Chairman:
W. P. Caouette
Harold O. Pelley
George M. Davis
Louis LeCleire
Wallace B. Hafey

Director of Mutuels: John H. Gilbody

THE MOOSEHEAD STAKE
2:22 TROT — PURSE, $800
First, Fourth and Seventh Races

1 PETER SONG b s, Peter Volo. Martin B. Dodd, Norfolk, Conn. Driver, V. Flemming. Colors, green & white.

2 PEGGY HANOVER b m, The Great Volo. R. M. Bashore, Pottsville, Penn. Driver, H. Goodhart. Colors, green & or- ange.

3 HANOVER METTLE b m, Bontu. Larry Beane, Patchogue, L. I., N. Y. Driver, H. Pownall. Colors, red & white.

4 CALUMET EUCLID ch g, Guy Abbe. G. W. Reed, Ft. Fairfield. Driver, P. Chappelle. Colors, green & yellow.

5 MARGARET HARVESTER b m, George Harvester. H. M. Day, Gorham, Me. Driver, H. Day. Colors, blue & gold.

6 CALUMET CHIMES b g, Peter The Brewer. Mrs. F. J. Gross, Auburn, Me. Driver, W. Hall. Colors, brown & red.

7 TIL DAWN br m, Bright Dawn. Charles Churchill, Sanbornville, N. H. Driver, C. Churchill. Colors, blue & gold.

8 MISTRESS HANOVER b m, Sandy Flash. D. D. McMahon, Whitensville, Mass. Driver, F. Hawkins. Colors, brown & gold.

THE NORRIDGEWOCK STAKE
2:21 PACE — PURSE, $800
Second, Fifth and Eighth Races

1 CALUMET EUNICE blk m, Guy Abbe. Henry E. Warwick, New Hamburg, N. Y. Driver, V. Flemming. Colors, green white.

2 NELLIE DIRECT b m, Napoleon Direct. B. S. Eckert, Reading, Penn. Driver, H. Good- hart. Colors, green & orange.

3 MISS DRAKE b m, Chestnut Peter. Dr. Edw. Robbins, Bayshore, L. I., N. Y. Driver, H. Pownall. Colors, red & white.

4 VIRGINIA HANOVER (scratch) b m, Sandy Flash. Samuel Smyth, Jr., Chatham, N. Y. Driver, J. Broderick. Colors, green & white.

5 MAUDE HANOVER (scratch) br m, Sandy Flash. John E. Kelley, Bangor, Me. Driver, H. Short. Colors, green & white.

6 FEDERAL b s, Peter The Brewer. Sullivan & Mawhinney, Machias. Driver, H. Clukey. Colors, maroon & green.

7 STREAMLINE b m, George Harvester. H. M. Day, Gorham, Me. Driver, H. Day. Colors, blue & gold.

THE KENNEBEC STAKE
2:14 TROT — PURSE, $1000
Third, Sixth and Ninth Races

1 CALUMET DILWORTHY ch g, Peter The Brewer. Mrs. John Mix, Sherburne, N. Y. Driver, V. Flemming. Colors, green & white.

2 AFTON b g, McGregor the Great. Dr. F. B. Sweet, Springfield, Mass. Driver, A. Rodney. Colors, red & black.

3 TWINKLE b m, Volomite. J. F. Porteous, Middletown, Conn. Driver, L. Toole. Colors, orange & green.

4 DUDE POTEMKIN b m, Peter Potemkin. Dr. H. B. Kierstead, Presque Isle. Driver, P. Chappelle. Colors, green & gold.

5 INTRUDER ch g, Guy Axworthy. E. H. Casper, Harrington, Del. Driver, N. Phillips. Colors, green & white. (1) (5) (2)

6 CALUMET CANE b s, Peter The Brewer. E. P. Cray, Bellows Falls, Vt. Driver, F. Saf- ford. Colors, green & white.

7 ALLOWAY br s, McGregor The Great. S. A. Wathen, Ft. Fairfield. Driver, W. Wathen. Colors, gold & brown.

Keywords

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

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Skowhegan Fair Race Program, Monday, Aug. 16, 1937

Skowhegan, Maine

The six-page program for the Monday, August 16, 1937 Skowhegan Fair races. The program includes information about the track records, the names of race officials and fair officials, as well as the Racing Committee. The program also features a display ad promoting the glamorous "Revelations of 1937" review. The show included "20 Charming Girls" and "Beautiful Costumes." The show included a performance by Billy Rose's Jumbo the Elephant. The final page of the card lists the full daily program for the Skowhegan Fair. The program also contains Guy Kendall's handwritten notes about race finishes, changes in the field, and payouts for bets Kendall placed. Kendall also pasted a photograph of pacer, Miss Drake, to the bottom of page three of the program.

 

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