Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

8-2-1933

Sex of the horse

Mare

Sire

Peter the Brewer

Dam

Guy Rosa by Guy Axworthy

Stable/ Owner

W. N. Reynolds

Stable/Owner Location

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Driver Name

F. Egan

Race

2.16 Class Pace

Description

Black and white action photo of the horses approaching the finish in the third heat of the 2.16 Class Pace at the Grand Circuit Meet, Rockingham Park, Salem, N.H., Wednesday, August 2, 1933. Bay mare Lydia Knight, driven by F. Egan, finishes her first heat in first place by beating out Hal Abbe in a time of 2.03 1/2. Visible in the background is the board where race odds and gambling payouts were posted.

On April 23, 1933, gambling on harness racing was first legalized in the State of New Hampshire. Rockingham Park opened for New England's first racing series with legalized gambling on June 21, 1933. On July 27, Grand Circuit Harness Racing returned to Rockingham Park with a 16-day meet. The August 2 races, documented by Guy Kendall, marked day 7 of the 16-day meet. The image is signed in the lower right corner by photographer Guy Kendall.

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, Grand Circuit, Rockingham Park, New Hampshire harness racing, New Hampshire horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, New England harness racing, 1933a album

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