Document type

Race Program

Park

Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Date of Race

8-18-1938

Park Location

Skowhegan, Maine

Event Type

Fair

Race

Skowhegan Fair

Identifier

MS_1465_b003_1938b_doc_01898

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

Six panel program for the Thursday, August 18, 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. Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses.

Comments

SKOWHEGAN FAIR CENTENNIAL
1838—1938
Race Program
Thursday, Aug. 18, 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 MOOSEHEAD”
2:18 TROT - PURSE $500
First, Fourth and Seventh Races

1 PERRY HANOVER br h, Guy McKinney. Chas. Sheehan, Bangor, Me. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 BELONA ch m, Chestnut Peter. Wilson Sargent, Phillips. Driver, W. Sargent. Colors, brown & blue.

3 LOTTERY b g, Guy Dillon Volo. J. H. Randall, Harrison. Driver, J. Phalen. Colors, blue & white.

4 CALUMET CALLING b g, Peter the Brewer. Grant A. Hunt, Ft. Fair- field. Driver, J. Hanafin. Color, green.

5 CALUMET EVART ch g, Guy Abbe. Mrs. Edna Day, Braintree, Mass. Driver, A. Day. Colors, red & black.

6 MUSETTE ro m, The Senator. R. L. Smith, Greenville, N. C. Driver, J. Burlingame. Colors, purple & gray.

7 PROTECTOR BROOK b h, Protector. Geo. S. West, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Driver, A. Rodney. Color, red & black.

8 CYNARA b m, Peter Volo, Malcolm & Harriman, Augusta. Driver, J. Jordan. Colors, blue & white.

“THE SKOOHEGAN”
2:12 PACE — PURSE $600
Second, Fifth and Eighth 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. Seripps, 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. Heed Bros., Ft. Fairfield. Driver, P. Chappell. Colors, green & black.

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

“THE CENTENNIAL”
Free For All Trot — Purse $1000
Third, Sixth and Ninth Races

1 GAYLEMAKINNIE b g, Gayleworthy. C. H. Bowen, Columbus, Ohio. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 ISOLA'S McELWYN b g, Mr. McElwyn. M. Lufkin, Belfast. Driver, H. Clukey. Colors, maroon & green.

3 CALUMET CANE b h, Peter the Brewer. E. P. Cray, North Walpole, N. H. Driver, F. Safford. Color, green.

4 PEDRO TIPTON br g, Peter Volo. Joseph Robinson, Oxford. Driver, J. Jordan. Colors, blue & white.

5 LEE STOUT b g, Lee Tide. F. D. Gilbert, Ithaca, N. Y. Driver, T. Ackerman. Colors, green & white.

“THE BOMAZEEN”
3 YR. OLD PACE — PURSE $500
Tenth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Races

1 JOE DIRECT blk g, The King Direct. H. Short, Columbus, O. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 MARIETTA WORTHY br m, Galeworthy. John P. Scripps, Santa Ana, Cal. Driver, B. Shively. Colors, blue & white.

3 CAL ABBE b g, Calumet Adam. S. A. Wathen, Ft. Fairfield. Driver, W. Wathen. Colors, yellow & gold.

4 HUM SCOTT br m, Highland Scott, T. Fudge, Freehold, N. J. Driver, H. Myott. Color, green.

5 GRACIOUS LADY b m, Protector. F. C. LaCroix, Hingham, Mass. Driver, C. Stewart. Color, green.

“THE MESSALONSKEE”
2 YR. OLD TROT - PURSE $400
Eleventh and Thirteenth 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, C. 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. 18, 1938

Skowhegan, Maine

Six panel program for the Thursday, August 18, 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. Guy Kendall made pencil and pen notes about winning times and pari-mutuel purses.

 

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