Sex of the horse
Robinson & Stiles
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Topsham Fair Free for All
Black and white photo of bay gelding Bigenwood Jr. posing in the backstretch of the track at the Topsham Fair sponsored by Sagadahoc Agricultural Society, October 1924.
Bingenwood Jr. was brought east by Isaiah Morrell in 1924. The horse was predicted to be among the most formidable 2.13 class pacers in the state of Maine until breaking his leg in at the Topsham fair races in fall of 1925. His owner Mrs. R.G. Stiles of Norway refused to put the animal down, insisting his leg be set.
Bingenwood Jr.'s racing career was ended but the gelding survived and was employed by Mrs. Stiles, hitched to a light buggy for transportation. (Source: Portland Evening Express, September 3, 1926.)
Standardbred horses, Maine harness racing, Maine horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, 1924 album