Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

7-30-1936

Sex of the horse

Gelding

Sire

Guy Abbey

Dam

Elizabeth by Peter the Great

Stable/ Owner

Hotel Baker Stable

Stable/Owner Location

St. Charles, Illinois

Driver Name

Sep Palin

Race

Pine Tree Trot

Description

Sepia tone photograph of World Record holder, gray gelding, Greyhound (2.00) beating bay mare Tara (2.00) in a time of 2.01, setting a new track record for the 1 Mile Kite track at Old Orchard Beach, Maine during the Pine Tree Trot for Horses with Records Faster than 2.04 on Thursday, July 30, 1936. The Biddeford Daily Journal for July 31, 1936 reported that the race got off to a slow start but both Tara and Greyhound built speed with Greyhound making the last half of the race in 59 seconds--only 28 of those seconds to be clocked in the last quarter mile, as noted by Kendall on the race card. Tara, driven by Tom Berry, was a winning mare out of the stable of Paul Bowser of Fair Oaks Farm. She scored best in her division in 1934. Tara returned the favor to Greyhound at Goshen, N. Y. later in the 1936 season, handing the gelding one of his few lifetime defeats on a half mile track, beating him by 12-inches at the wire. Greyhound, out of the Hotel Baker Stable of St. Charles, Illinois, became the most outstanding trotter in the history of harness racing and is a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Hall of Immortals. (http://www.hambletonian.org/archives_hambo/h_1935.html)

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, New England harness racing, Maine harness racing, horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, 1936c album

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