Document type

Race Program

Event Title

Skowhegan Centennial Fair Race Program, Aug. 15, 1938

Park

Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Date of Race

8-15-1938

Park Location

Skowhegan, Maine

Event Type

Fair

Race

Skowhegan Fair

Identifier

MS_1465_b003_1938b_doc_01887

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

Six panel program for the Monday, August 15, 1938 harness races at the Centennial Celebration of the Skowhegan Fair, 1838-1938. Touted in 2017 as "The Nation's Oldest Consecutively Running Agricultural Fair," organizers state the Skowhegan State Fair began meeting in 1818.

The program includes the track records for pacing, 2.02 1/2 set by Ray Henley on August 20, 1937 and trotting, 2.04 3/4, set by Alloway on August 16, 1937. The names of all fair and racing officials are included on the front panel of the program. The daily program listing is included on the program's back panel.

Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses.

Comments

SKOWHEGAN FAIR CENTENNIAL
1838—1938
Race Program
Monday, Aug. 15, 1938

TRACK RECORDS Pacing, 2.02 1/2, Ray Henley, 1937 Trotting, 2.04 3/4, Alloway, 1937

RACE OFFICIALS STARTER: Harry McKinney, 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: Francis E. Croteau TREATURER: Ralph T. Jenkins

RACING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: W. P. Caouette George M. Davis Louis LeCleire Wallace B. Hafey

DIRECTOR OF MUTUELS: John H. Gilbody

FIRST DIVISION — “THE NORRIDGEWOCK”
2:22 TROT — PURSE $300
First, Fifth and Ninth Races

1 GENERAL LOCK b h, Lock Bunter. R. W. Pitkin, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 HAPPY b h, Day Star. C. N. Matherson, New London, Conn. Driver, C. Mason. Colors, black & white.

3 GUY FORBES b g, Guy Axtan. E. P. Cray, Bellows Falls, Vt. Driver, F. Safford. Color, green.

4 JEAN THE GREAT br m, McGregor The Great. Mrs. S. J. Luce, Farmington. Driver, E. Morgan. Colors, yellow & green.

5 TARA HANOVER b m, Bunker. T. V. Holdaway, Houlton. Dri- ver, P. Chapelle. Colors, green & black.

6 ROYAL FLUSH br h, Royal Harvester. P. C. LaCroix, Hingham, Mass. Driver, C. Stewart. Colors, blue & gold.

7 NOONTIME b g, Guy Axworthy. H. B. Reilly, Houlton. Driver, H. Reilly.

8 JOE WATTS br g, General Watts. Stanley English, Presque Isle. Driver, J. Willard. Colors, purple & gold.

“THE WESSERUNSETT”
2:22 PACE — PURSE $400
Second, Sixth and Tenth Races

1 STEVE GRATTAN b h, Grattan Bars. Harry Short, Columbus, Ohio. Driver, H. Short. Col- ors, white, green & gold.

2 CHARLOTTE B. b m, Cold Cash. R. W. Cary, Presque Isle. Driver, W. Wathen. Colors, yellow & gold.

3 HAL O. b g, Hal Dale. E. P. Cray, Bellows Falls, Vt. Driver, F. Safford. Colors, green.

4 PEERLESS PRINCESS br m, Peter Volo. John P. Scripps, Santa Ana, Cal. Driver, B. Shively. Colors, white & blue.

5 CALUMET DUDS ch g (scratch), Peter The Brewer. Dan Groves, Milltown, Me. Driver, P. Conroy. Color, green.

6 PRUDENCE VOLO b m, Dillon Volo. James Hogan, Marlboro, Mass. Driver, E. Rowe. Color, green.

7 LOUISE SCOTT br m, Highland Scott. James Phalen, Newmar- ket, N. H. Driver, J. Phalen. Colors, blue & white.

8 KELLY HANOVER b g, Sandy. Flash. Mrs. Eva Pierson, E. Bridge- water, Mass. Driver, E. Pierson. Colors, green & orange.

9 SYMBOL LEWIS b g (scratch), Symbol S. Forest. R. B. Smith, Greenville, N. C. Driver, J. Burlin- game. Colors, purple & gray.

10 ROBERT SYMBOL b g, Symbol S. Forest. Edw. McAtee, Plym- outh, Me. Driver, R. McAttee. Color, green.

11 SPUD BRADEN b g, John R. Braden. John N. Willard, Presque Isle. Driver, J. Willard. Colors, Purple & gold.

“THE OLD POINT”
2:14 TROT — PURSE $600
Third, Seventh and Eleventh Races

1 LEMAC — A b g, Mr. McElwyn. Dr. F. B. Sweet, Springfield, Mass. Driver, A. Rodney. Colors, red & black.

2 HARRY HANOVER — A b g, The Great Volo. J. F. Young, Milton, Mass. Driver, H. Myott. Colors, red & green.

3 PLAYFUL b g, Full Worthy. F. D. Gilbert, Ithaca, N. Y. Driver, T. Ackerman. Colors, green & white.

4 SETZER HANOVER b g, Nelson Volo. John Duffy, Blackstone, R. I. Driver, J. Duffy. Color, green.

5 TWINKLE b m, Volomite. James Phalen, Newmarket, N. H. Driver, J. Phalen. Colors, blue and white.

6 CALUMET DUBUQUE (scratch) b g (scratch), Peter the Brewer. Old Town Hill Farm, Newbury, Mass. Driver, W. Gibbons. Color, blue.

A — Entry.

“THE MILBURN”
2 Yr. Old Pace — Purse $400
Fourth and Eighth Races

1 BRADY HANOVER b c Calumet Chuck. Sullivan & Mawhinney, Ma- chias. Driver, H. Clukey. Colors, maroon & green.

2 PRINCE DIRECT br c, King Direct. N. F. Smith, Lowell, Mass. Driver, W. Carney. Col- ors, gold & green.

3 SWING TIME b c, Abbedale. Reed Bros., Ft. Fairfield. Dri- ver, P. Chappelle. Colors, green & black.

4 LITTLE MAGGIE b m, Hollyrood Bob. Filion & LaFrance, New- market, N. H. Driver, J. Phalen. Colors, blue & white.

5 MIMZY DALE b m, Abbedale. P. H. Stuart, Mechanic Falls. Driver, P. Stuart. Colors, blue & orange.

Keywords

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

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Skowhegan Centennial Fair Race Program, Aug. 15, 1938

Skowhegan, Maine

Six panel program for the Monday, August 15, 1938 harness races at the Centennial Celebration of the Skowhegan Fair, 1838-1938. Touted in 2017 as "The Nation's Oldest Consecutively Running Agricultural Fair," organizers state the Skowhegan State Fair began meeting in 1818.

The program includes the track records for pacing, 2.02 1/2 set by Ray Henley on August 20, 1937 and trotting, 2.04 3/4, set by Alloway on August 16, 1937. The names of all fair and racing officials are included on the front panel of the program. The daily program listing is included on the program's back panel.

Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses.