Title

Greyhound

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 Sep Palin driving the gray gelding, Greyhound, wearing saddle number four, at the Kite Track at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Thursday, July 30, 1936. During the first heat of the Pine Tree Trot for Horses with Records Faster than 2.04, Greyhound set a new track record of 2.01. During his career from 1934-1940, Greyhound set a total of 14 world records including the 1:55 1/4 record for a gelding trotter which stood for 32 years. Greyhound is still widely considered to be the greatest trotting horse to ever race in the United States. As the horse aged, his coat turned from gray to nearly white, accounting for the champion to appear much lighter in color in later images.

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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