Document type

Race Program

Park

Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Date of Race

8-16-1938

Park Location

Skowhegan, Maine

Event Type

Fair

Race

Skowhegan Fair

Identifier

MS_1465_b003_1938b_doc_01896

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

Six panel program for the Tuesday, August 16, 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 back panel of the program advertises "The Most Elaborate Night Shows Ever Presented in New England featuring The Winter Garden Revue and seven World-Famed Acts." Performers listed include The Flying Otaris; The Balabanow Accordion Sextette; The Tip Top Girls; the Five Juggling Jewels; Dr. Ostermaier and Deheos; Sliver Johnson; and the Ventre's Stetson Radio Band.

Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses. Kendall notes that the third through the eleventh races were cancelled due to rain.

Comments

SKOWHEGAN FAIR CENTENNIAL
1838—1938
Race Program
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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

“THE KENNEBEC”
2:18 PACE - PURSE $500
First, Fifth and Ninth Races

1 DOLLY YVONNE b m, Bonny Castle. H. Short, Columbus, Ohio. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 RENOWN br h, Protector. Sullivan & Mawhinney, Machias. Driver, H. Clukey. Colors, maroon & green.

3 CALUMET BONNIE b m, Peter the Brewer. C. J. Cyr, Keene, N. H. Driver, P. Chappelle. Colors, green & black.

4 DIRECTUM J. JR. br g, Directum J. J. A. Pox Jr., Providence, R. I. Driver, H. Myott. Colors, red & green.

5 JUNIOR BARS b g, Grattan Bars. D. Gentles, Millis, Mass. Driver, D. Steele. Color, black.

6 MR. COUNTER ro g, Counterpart. Herbert Bond, Easton, Me. Driver, H. Bond. Color, blue.

7 BILLY THE KID br g, The Problem. Chas. Smith, Benton, Maine. Driver, J. Haddock. Colors, black & white.

SECOND DIVISION - ‘THE NORRIDGEWOCK”
2:22 TROT - PURSE $300
Second, Sixth and Tenth Races

1 SINECURE b m, Highland Scott. P. H. Stuart, Mechanic Falls. Driver, P. Stuart, Colors, blue & gold.

2 JIM FARLEY b h, Sandy Flash. John A. Brislin, Mashap, L. I., N. Y. Driver, G. Munz. Color, Lavender.

3 MAC HARVESTER br g, Geo. Harvester. John Hanafin, Somerville, Mass. Driver, J. Hanafin. Color, green.

4 PRUDISH b m (scratch), Spencer. R. L. Smith, Greenville, N. C. J. Burlingame. Colors, purple & gray.

5 GEM b m (scratch), Chestnut Peter. E. Rowe, agent, Brockton, Mass. Driver, E. Rowe. Color, brown.

6 BRAMBLE b g, Lee Tide. L. H. Batchelder, Presque Isle. Driver, C. Trimble. Colors, blue & gold.

7 PAGAN br g, Guy Day. W. J. Myler, Winslow. Driver, M. Clark. Colors, red & green.

8 STAR HANOVER b m, Sandy Flash. Mrs. F. J. Gross, Auburn. Driver, W. Hall.

“THE SKOOHEGAN”
2:12 PACE — PURSE $600
Third, Seventh and Eleventh Races

1 PETER DALE b g, Peter Potemkin. Holdaway & Barry, Houlton, Me. Driver, H. Myott. Colors, red & green.

2 FEDERAL b g, Peter the Brewer. Sullivan & Mawhinney, Machias, Me. Driver, H. Clukey. Colors, maroon & green.

3 WAYNE HEDGEWOOD b h, Hedgewood Boy. J. P. Scripps, Santa Ana, Cal. Driver, B. Shivley. Colors, white & blue.

4 HARRY G. blk, g, Single G. E. P. Cray, North Walpole, N. H. Driver, F. Safford. Color, green.

5 NEWBROOK VOLO blk h, Peter Volo. John A Brislin, Mashap, L. I., N. Y. Driver, G. Munz. Color, lavender.

6 HARKAWAY b h, Hollyrood Harka- way. Reed Bros., Ft. Fairfield. Driver, P. Chappelle. Colors, green & black.

7 JOHN JUDY b g. Peter Scott. W. H. Bird, Revere, Mass. Driver, H. Lovell. Colors, brown & green.

“THE MESSALONSKEE”
2 YR. OLD TROT — PURSE $400
Fourth and Eighth Races

1 CLAY HANOVER b f, Calumet Chuck. John E. Kelley, Bangor. "Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 FASHION HANOVER b f, Peter the Brewer. S. A. Wathen, Ft. Fair- field. Driver, W. Wathen. Colors, gold & brown.

3 BETTY McELWYN b f, Mr. McElwyn. J. P. Scripps, Santa Ana, Cal. Driver, B. Shivley. Color, lavender.

4 GAY SYMPATHY — A b f, Volomite. P. Gray, Swansea, Mass. Driver, G. Mason. Colors, black & white.

5 AMY HANOVER — A br f, Bunter. Mathewson & Tefft, New London, Conn. Driver, W. Mason. Colors, blue.

A — Entry.

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. 16, 1938

Skowhegan, Maine

Six panel program for the Tuesday, August 16, 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 back panel of the program advertises "The Most Elaborate Night Shows Ever Presented in New England featuring The Winter Garden Revue and seven World-Famed Acts." Performers listed include The Flying Otaris; The Balabanow Accordion Sextette; The Tip Top Girls; the Five Juggling Jewels; Dr. Ostermaier and Deheos; Sliver Johnson; and the Ventre's Stetson Radio Band.

Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses. Kendall notes that the third through the eleventh races were cancelled due to rain.

 

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