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« on: May 02, 2008, 04:10:28 PM »

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 Will be removed at 2:00 PM, EST Saturday May 3, 2008

 Horse and driver
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 Driver
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 Horse and driver
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 05:33:14 PM »

#3 Wayne Nickells
Wayne for sure,but the horse would be a wild --- guess.
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As my Friend from Maine(Ora Stratton) says "There are horse trainers, and then there are real "Hoss" trainers.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 05:45:44 PM »

#3 Wayne Nickells
Wayne for sure,but the horse would be a wild --- guess.

Wayne is correct.

The closet I'm able to come to a hint is an old commerial (That's so Dumb, Dad):

Which way did he go?
Which way did he go?
He went for F-a-g-oooooo!

And if that doesn't leave everybody more confused, nothing will Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 06:22:08 PM »

Now you are making it to easy.
It is Dutchess Patty as a two year old at Lex. in 1985
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 06:25:39 PM »

Now you are making it to easy.
It is Dutchess Patty as a two year old at Lex. in 1985

Unless the USTA folks had one of those future cameras from the "One Step Beyond" episode?

1985 highly unlikely.

All these photo's for some weeks have come from 1970's USTA Publicity photo's.

My apologies for the confusion.
 It was a lame clue and these are provided now in four other forums, which are not getting clues.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 06:58:25 PM »

Was I at least right about Lex.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 07:31:38 PM »

Was I at least right about Lex.

 No idea.

 These USTA Publicity Photo's were absent of any accompanying text, save the name of horse and driver.
 If the photo's were accompanied by some supplemental explantion, I'm not aware of it.

 Many folks who've raced or trained at Lexington ID the place by the location of the former tunnel, which I've never seen.
 This particular photo has been chopped of the surroundings, thus there's not any overall for me to compare to.

 Most of the early Lexington photo's were identified with that long hedgerow in the infield, which does not exist today, or even in 1970's (the only time I was there).
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 12:01:35 PM »

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Desert Wind and Ned Bower
http://www.***/hof/0b0.html#NBower

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Eddie Wheeler
http://www.ustrotting.com/hoofbeats/wheeler-jl.htm
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Waycount Hanover and Wayne Nickells
from the Aug 1970 Mi-HHA magazine

Waycount Hanover Wins Motor City Pace

 Waycount Hanover, invading from Ohio, won the $24,550 Motor City Pace, first of the stakes programs at Wolverine Raceway.
With 17 entered the event went in two divisions, five returning from each for the final dash.

 Franklin Jewell, a three-year-old Sampson Direct colt won the first division with a 2:01 1/5 clocking, a time bettered by a fifth of a second by Waycount Hanover as he won in the second elimination division. In the final dash Waycount Hanover, also a three-year-old Sampson Direct colt, reached in 2:00 3/5.
Michigan-owned horses were much a factor in all three of the dashes of the Motor City Pace.

In the first division Sidney and Marguerite Lockhart's Timeaway was a closing third, beaten a bare length for all of it. Merritt Dokey had the drive. Fourth was Knight Desire, owned by Ervin Ross and Viola and Jack Foehr.
Following Waycount Hanover across the wire in the second dash were Adios Pole, owned by Bobby Conn and Johnny G. property of Angus McIntyre. The Gordon Norris-driven Adios Pole was time in 2:01 2/5 and Corky Hammel got Johnny G. across the wire in 2:013/5.
In the title dash it was again a pair of Michigan horses that finished second and third.

Scoring from the 9 post position Johnny G. was closing on the leading Waycount Hanover at the wire, and was beaten less than a length for top gold and glory. Shiaway Dream, the final qualifier in the second division, took third money for owners Meyer Frank and Leon Boring, after a particularly tough trip.
An excellent crowd of 10,295 turned out for the Friday-night renewal of the Motor City.
 
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Ted Turcotte
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Charlie Fitzpatrick
From Nov 2001 USTA Newsroom:

Remembrances of "Fitzie"
   
  November 21, 2001
-- by Jerry Connors, for the USTA Web Newsroom
Mechanicsburg, PA --- I was very sorry to read of Charlie Fitzpatrick’s passing, for I had much fun with “Fitzie” early in my career.

Fitzpatrick was good friends with Charlie Christy, Liberty Bell’s electrician, and they might occasionally go out and have an adult beverage together after the races. Bruce Stearns was living with Christy at the time, as were Bruce’s assistants, Bob Lindquist or Billy Nader, and they often made the trip with their landlord and Charlie. (I would be there once in a while, too.) And no matter how much fun Fitzie had had the previous night, he was always the first one on the training track in the morning.

Charlie would usually wear back boots with his basically green driving colors and white pants, but Steve Wolf and I discovered a pattern at Brandywine that on those rare occasions when Charlie wore white horsemen’s boots, he would wind up in the winner’s circle a large part of the time. I never asked Fitzie about it.

Charlie probably never paid for a racing program in his life -- he was an expert, a master at wheedling one from the racing office. Fitzie would finish training and come into the Liberty Bell race office and Jim Lynch, Mark Lydon, and Charlie Bishop, the three men in the race office, would scatter in three different directions, but Fitzie always managed to find one of them and get the last program in their drawer.

Fitzpatrick certainly deserved his reputation as an impish Irishman, but let’s not forget that he was a very good horseman, too. The one way to get on Fitzie’s bad side was to say anything remotely derogatory about his beloved Speedy Pick, who was a top Free For All pacer in his day. And when Delvin Miller sent Arndon, then the world’s fastest trotter, to Liberty Bell, under whose shedrow did he reside? Fitzie’s, of course.

Now Fitzie’s up with Saff and Billy and Delvin and some of the boys, teasing Jimmy Lynch, doubtless enjoying himself and still with a little twinkle in his eye.
 
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Arcadia Jake and Jack Ackerman

from the 1974 USTA Handbook:

ACKERMAN, John M. (Jack)      BIRTHPLACE: LaPorte, Indiana

Pompano Beach, Fla.         BIRTHDATE:    1-18-26

A graduate of Three Oaks (Mich.) High in 1943; class president, junior year; member Student Council, basketball and baseball letterman, Jack Ackerman and his brother Doug, were both headed for harness racing from birth.

Drove first race in 1938, winning with Lady Three Oaks, at Ludington (Mich.) Fair. His dad told him to warm the mare up "pretty good" as there were some tough ones in the race. "I went the last mile in 2:12" Jack recalls, "then won it in 2:28." Jack has raced such 2:00 stars as Arcadia Jake, Scotch Valley, Russet Hal, Royal Melody, Dorman Creed, Record Time, Poplar Mark, Time Honored and Gay Skipper in 1973.

A cryptographer with the Air Corps in WW 11 (1943-46) he served in Africa and Italy, discharged as Cpl. Through mix-up in papers was sent to front lines, saw two days action and says, "didn't miss many drills, or Church services after that."

Married Naomi Kaufman, of New Castle, Ind., in 1947; two children, Jacqueline Lee and Beth Joan.

Gay Skipper, broken, trained and driven by Ackerman, was sensational in 1973. With Jack always in the sulky, Gay Skipper won $114,124 in 34 starts with 7 wins, 3 of them in sub-2:00, 8 seconds and 7 thirds. He was timed in better than 2:00 on 17 occasions and took his mark of 1:58.3 in winning $31,000 American-National at Sportsman's Park over Ricci Reenie Time, Keystone Smartie, Otaro Hanover and others. He also won for Ackerman in 1:58.4-2:00.1 at Indianapolis and 2:00.2-1:59.4 at Du Quoin, Ill. Not always completely sound, much credit goes to Gay Skipper's trainer for keeping him near top form over a gruelling Grand Circuit schedule.

Year      Starts   1sts   2nds   3rds   UDRS   Money Won
(a)      259   52   ----   ----   ----   ----
1952      99   6   18   18   .222   6,869
1953      122   24   30   16   .377   28,294
1954      129   30   23   16   .373   32,220
1955      139   22   24   28   .321   52,902
1956      101   36   17   16   .503   54,692
1957      204   69   36   27   .480   99,654
1958      157   23   26   29   .300   589557
1959      139   24   19   is   .285   43,334
1960      160   21   28   31   .293   45,496
1961      183   26   20   26   .25O   45,842
1962      190   26   26   22   .251   22,107
1963      160   16   25   26   .241   26,335
1964      159   18   24   25   .249   31,288
1965      336   51   39   54   .270   43,096
1966      304   51   39   46   .289   54,031
1967      364   77   59   54   .351   119,277
1968      326   57   42   43   .290   172,287
1969      359   45   49   40   .238   149,034
1970      352   45   39   43   .230   168,787
1971      351   47   42   33   .232   1549657
1972      373   50   38   39   .225   144,217
1973      304   34   44   32   .227   187,908
         850            1,740,884

(a) total recorded prior to 1952      2:00 Miles (16)
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