Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

7-1-1931

Sex of the horse

Gelding

Sire

Grattan Royal

Dam

Queenie by Prohibition

Stable/ Owner

C. S. Griffin

Stable/Owner Location

Syracuse, N.Y.

Driver Name

Unknown

Race

2.12 Class Pace

Description

Black and white photo of Darkey Grattan wearing number 12 as he crosses the finish line in second place in the first heat of the 2.12 Class Pace at the Bay State Circuit at Sage Park, Windsor, Connecticut on July 1, 1931. Kendall's handwritten note in the race score card indicates that Lyman Brusie is in the driver's seat.

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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