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Author Topic: New york Harness Racing Stands Alone At The Top  (Read 15981 times)
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« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2009, 04:54:36 PM »

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Isle of Wight - Jimmy Larente

 Jimmy's real name was Jacques.
Some of the mentions in both the same year and same publication, he's referred to as "Jacques" at the Canadian tracks and "Jimmy" at the Yank tracks.

 Jimmy's Dad was Paul-Emile is a Canadian HOF inductee:

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« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2009, 05:01:35 PM »

Ideal Du Gazeau used to train on the beach to build up stamina.  It certainly worked.  Everyone thought Jorky was the better of the two but IDG dead heated him at the wire & then I believe Jorky broke on a big lead in the CC.

As far as Lutin, didn't he seem to come in pretty underrated - as if he was not that good in France?  He was a monster here & uncharacteristically had front end speed.

I don't remember any dominant American trotters during those years.  Am I wrong?
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« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2009, 01:18:41 AM »

TMan60...........I was very young at the time. I was definitely talking about later in Isle of Wight's career. Being unsure I looked up some info and came up with this about his racing in the Provincial Cup:

1972
All eyes of the record crowd of 12,057 are on Horse of the Year and world record holder Albatross, but itís Isle of Wight, a third-place finisher in the 1971 Cup, who gets to the wire first. Herve Filion drives a 1:59 4/5 mile, the first sub-two-minute performance in Cup history.
 
1973
On a cold spring afternoon, Isle of Wight joins Cardigan Bay as a two-time winner and Filion joins Abbatiello and Dancer as two-time Cup winning drivers.



On Young Quinn, and Otaro Hanover I was wrong .

About Young Quinn. I stumbled upon this in the same article as listed above:

1975
A March 23 grandstand fire postpones the race and the first fall edition of the Provincial Cup is held on October 19. Young Quinn equals Albatrossí track record, winning for driver Dick Williams II in 1:56 3/5.
 
1976
Joe Marsh Jr. has replaced Dick Williams II in the bike, but that doesnít make a difference. Boxed in on the rail coming down the stretch, Marsh finds an opening and Young Quinn joins fellow New Zealand-bred Cardigan Bay and Isle of Wight as two-time Provincial Cup winners.


And Marsh is shown as also driving him at the Big M in October of 1976.


About Otaro Hanover, the only race I could find Henri drove him, he was filling in for his brother. Herve actually owned the horse also.

As for Happy HA.............I have him winning on 10/23/80 with Gilmour and on 1/21/82 with Marsh. I guess Perry was his regular driver at 3 and early on as a 4 year old. He only raced twice at 2. But OK.........guess I have to get my own Diet Coke!!!!

Also remembered:

Keystone Pioneer -- Boss
Pugwash -- Dokey
Surprise Rhythm -- many drivers
Dragline -- Eddie Gomaras
Tarport Carmel -- Steal
Hot Lips -- Marsh
Sweet Jamboree -- Phalen and others
Fly Fly Solly - Loosh


This thread is bringing back lots of memories.
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« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2009, 04:04:08 AM »

TMan60...........I was very young at the time. I was definitely talking about later in Isle of Wight's career. Being unsure I looked up some info and came up with this about his racing in the Provincial Cup:

1972
All eyes of the record crowd of 12,057 are on Horse of the Year and world record holder Albatross, but itís Isle of Wight, a third-place finisher in the 1971 Cup, who gets to the wire first. Herve Filion drives a 1:59 4/5 mile, the first sub-two-minute performance in Cup history.
 
1973
On a cold spring afternoon, Isle of Wight joins Cardigan Bay as a two-time winner and Filion joins Abbatiello and Dancer as two-time Cup winning drivers.



On Young Quinn, and Otaro Hanover I was wrong .

About Young Quinn. I stumbled upon this in the same article as listed above:

1975
A March 23 grandstand fire postpones the race and the first fall edition of the Provincial Cup is held on October 19. Young Quinn equals Albatrossí track record, winning for driver Dick Williams II in 1:56 3/5.
 
1976
Joe Marsh Jr. has replaced Dick Williams II in the bike, but that doesnít make a difference. Boxed in on the rail coming down the stretch, Marsh finds an opening and Young Quinn joins fellow New Zealand-bred Cardigan Bay and Isle of Wight as two-time Provincial Cup winners.


And Marsh is shown as also driving him at the Big M in October of 1976.


About Otaro Hanover, the only race I could find Henri drove him, he was filling in for his brother. Herve actually owned the horse also.

As for Happy HA.............I have him winning on 10/23/80 with Gilmour and on 1/21/82 with Marsh. I guess Perry was his regular driver at 3 and early on as a 4 year old. He only raced twice at 2. But OK.........guess I have to get my own Diet Coke!!!!

Also remembered:

Keystone Pioneer -- Boss
Pugwash -- Dokey
Surprise Rhythm -- many drivers
Dragline -- Eddie Gomaras
Tarport Carmel -- Steal
Hot Lips -- Marsh
Sweet Jamboree -- Phalen and others
Fly Fly Solly - Loosh


This thread is bringing back lots of memories.

Good stuff.  I give on isle of Wight - - you and Looking In have convinced me my memory failed me on that one.
Re the Realization that Herve won with Otaro by a nose over Armbro Nesbit (74?), I remember hearing that Joe O'brien dropped the whip in the stretch.  Anyone hear that story?
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« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2009, 03:30:21 AM »

I think I remember hearing that story also. Was that the race at Sportsman's Park?
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« Reply #82 on: February 20, 2009, 04:07:07 AM »

I think I remember hearing that story also. Was that the race at Sportsman's Park?
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the Realization was a race for 4 yos at RR
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« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2009, 12:26:10 PM »

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