Document type

Race Program

Park

Skowhegan Fairgrounds

Date of Race

8-19-1938

Park Location

Skowhegan, Maine

Event Type

Fair

Race

Skowhegan Fair

Identifier

MS_1465_b003_1938b_doc_01907

Level of Description

Item

Extent of the Unit of Description

6 pages

Abstract

Six panel program for the Friday, August 19, 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 theVentre's Stetson Radio Band.

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

Comments

SKOWHEGAN FAIR CENTENNIAL
1838—1938
Race Program
Friday, Aug. 19, 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 KENDALL’S MILLS”
2:16 PACE — PURSE $600
First, Fifth and Ninth Races

1 BUCK HANOVER b h, The Great Volo. Mathewson & Snowden, New London, Conn. Driver, C. Mason. Colors, black & white.

2 MAUD HANOVER br m, Sandy Flash. R. A. Jewell, Fairfield. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

3 HAL VOLO ch g, Dillon Volo. F. Safford, Keene, N. H. Driver, F. Safford. Color, green.

4 CALUMET ELBERT b g, Peter the Brewer. James Parlee, Dover, N. H. Driver, J. Haddock. Colors, black & white.

5 HARVEST HIGH br g, Highland Scott. Mrs. F. J. Gross, Auburn. Driver, W. Hall. Colors, red & green.

6 ANNA DEE b m, Corporal Lee. W. H. Bird, Revere, Mass. Driver, H. Lovell. Colors, brown & green.

7 CRESCENT SIGNAL b m, Signal Peter. Norman Phillips, Plainfield, N. J. Driver, N. Phillips. Colors, green & white.

8 PETER’S IDEAL blk g, Peter Deane. Roy Colby, Newton, N. H. Driver, N. Phillips. Colors, green & white.

9 VOLRIDA br m, Volomite. E. B. Avery, Woodstock, N. B. Driver, E. Avery. Color, green.

10 DIRECTUM J. JR. br g, Directum J. J. O. Fox, Jr., Putnam, Conn. Driver, H. Myott. Colors red & green.

“THE ABNAKI”
2:16 TROT — PURSE $500
Second, Sixth and Tenth Races

1 ORENA HANOVER b m, Dillon Volo. Stan- wood & Cummings, Rum- ord. Driver, J. Jordan, Colors, blue & white.

2 O. C. McGREGOR ch g, Olcott Axworthy. Leroy H. Taylor, Kenne- bunk. Driver, J. Haddock. Colors, black & white.

3 SEQUENCE br m, McGregor the Great. S. A. Wathen, Ft. Fairfield. Driver, W. Wathen. Colors, gold & yellow.

4 CALUMET EUCLID ch g, Guy Abbe. Reed Bros., Ft. Fairfield. Driver, P. Chapell. Colors, green & black.

5 NOONTIME b g, Guy Axworthy. H. P. Reilly, Houlton, Me. Driver, H. Short. Colors white, green & gold.

6 AURA b m, Guy Axworthy. H. J. Wheelwright, Orono. Driver, H. Carpenter. Colors, tan & green.

7 MISS UHLEEN VOLO br m, Peter Volo. E. B. Avery, Woodstock, N. B. Driver, E. Avery. Color, green.

8 A. S. b h, Main McGregor. Madigan & Whitney, Groton, Mass. Driver, A. Rodney. Colors, red & black.

9 DR. HANOVER b h, Guy McKinney. J. -. Pillsbury, Unity. Drier, J. Haddock. Colors, black & white.

“THE PENOBSCOT”
2:14 PACE — PURSE $500
Third, Seventh and Eleventh Races

1 GRATEFUL LADY b m, Volomite. C. H. Bowen, Columbus, Ohio. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 SYMBOL GREEN b h, Symbol S. Forest. R. D. Smith, Greenville, N. C. Driver, J. Burlingame. Colors, purple & gray.

3 FORBES DIRECT b g, Napoleon Direct. Malcolm & Harriman, Augusta. Driver, J. Jordan. Colors, blue & white.

4 BILLY BRADEN blk g, Peter Heur. W. H. Bird, Revere, Mass. Driver, H. Lovell. Colors, brown & green.

5 STAR VOLO b g, Willis Volo, D. E. Gilman, Exeter, N. H. Driver, D. Gilman. Colors, green & tan.

6 MARGARET’S SUN b g, Kalmuck. William Saunders, Derby, Conn. Driver, H. Myott. Colors, red & green.

7 COUNTESS GRATTAN ro m, Counterpart, Kenneth & Philbrick, Conway, N. H. Driver, A. Rodney. Colors, red & black.

8 HARRY VAN b g, Wyn Volo. Frank Robbins, Easton. Driver, F. Robbins. Color, brown.

“THE CANAAN”
3 YR. OLD TROT — PURSE $500
Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth Races

1 BALKIN HANOVER br c, Calumet Chuck. John E. Kelley, Bangor, Me. Driver, H. Short. Colors, white, green & gold.

2 BRIGHT HANOVER b f, The Great Volo. Grant A. Hunt, Ft. Fair- field. Driver, J. Hana- fin. Color, green.

3 PRUDISH b c, Spencer. R. L. Smith, Greenville, N. C. Driver, J. Burlingame. Colors, purple & gray.

4 SCOTCH MIST b c, Scotland. A. M. Beckwith, Sudbury, Mass. Driver, D. Steele. Color, black.

5 GLADYS McELWYN b f, Mr. McElwyn. J. P. Scripps, Santa Aria, Cal. Driver, B. Shivley. Colors, white & blue.

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. 19, 1938

Skowhegan, Maine

Six panel program for the Friday, August 19, 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 theVentre's Stetson Radio Band.

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

 

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