Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

7-1-1931

Sex of the horse

Gelding

Sire

Peter G.

Dam

Ann Togo by Togo

Stable/ Owner

J. M. Roddy

Stable/Owner Location

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Driver Name

Victor Fleming

Race

2.12 Class Pace

Description

Black and white photo of Toll Gate being driven by Victor Fleming across the finish line of the second heat of the 2.12 Class Pace at the Bay State Circuit at Sage Park, Windsor, Connecticut on July 1, 1931. Fleming and Toll Gate took the win away from Walter Stone. Toll Gate won the contest. Walter Stone claimed second place in the contest.

Note the Ford truck marked "Radio" visible in the background, parked between the judges stand and grandstand. Two large, horn speakers are visible mounted on the roof of the truck with a wire running to the judges stand marking the truck as the first race track public address announcement system captured on film by Guy Kendall.

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, New England harness racing, Connecticut harness racing, Connecticut horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, 1931a album

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