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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2010, 07:34:09 PM »

Who was the first three-year-old to race faster than two-minutes at Sportsman's Park?
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2010, 09:28:30 PM »

speaking about Ill racing in the 60's -I went to school down state - but went to the race 2-3 times a week - I remember a horse -  I think his name was Rusty Range (?) he won a bunch of races -anyone remember him?
     Yes williard niles drove him.
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2010, 10:41:24 PM »

Who was the first three-year-old to race faster than two-minutes at Sportsman's Park?
I will guess The 1954 American National won by Race Time with Jimmy Arthur in 1:59
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010, 11:46:12 PM »

 
  Bret Hanover ran big time at Sportsman's Park , but can't say was the first.
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2011, 01:13:15 AM »

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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2011, 01:18:17 AM »

 
  Bret Hanover ran big time at Sportsman's Park , but can't say was the first.

 Bret wasn't known for running, perhaps that was his race at
Arlington Wink
 Sorry couldn't resist.

 Bret was a 2YO in 1964.
 Perhaps your recollection is from 1965?
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« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2011, 01:51:39 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2011, 05:30:36 AM »

I will guess The 1954 American National won by Race Time with Jimmy Arthur in 1:59
Yes 1954 was a typo. I meant to post 1964.
I was thinking that the first 2:00 mile would have come in The American National. When I looked up the American Nationals on the USTA. website I discovered that they were first raced as The Trotting Club Stakes at Sedalia MO. from 1948 -1950.  Who Knew?

The chronicles of rich and historic events is a free service posted under History Of Major Races in turn posted under Racing.
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« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2011, 08:01:30 AM »

The chronicles of rich and historic events is a free service posted under History Of Major Races in turn posted under Racing.

 I was unable to locate this just the other day when attempting to look something up an inquiry.

 The saved link I had on the USTA website was dead.
 I'd assumed the USTA just removed the page, rather than keep it updated.

 Was able to locate History of Major Races

 Many thanks.
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« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2011, 08:09:08 AM »

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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2011, 11:06:47 AM »

@Wilderness, was Willard Niles related to Archie Niles?
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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2011, 11:41:43 AM »

Rose and Archie Niles Sr., had a dozen or more kids.

 Kinda doubt you ever saw Archie Sr race and assuming your referring to Jr.

 No idea of the order or even all their names.
Archie Jr, Willard and Howard, one of the girls (Lorraine) was a friend of a relative. One of the other Niles Girls is married to Fred Webster Jr.

 Believe I've an obit on Rose Niles somewhere, however unable to locate.

 The story goes, that Rose and Archie Sr. used to load all the kids in the transportation and spend the summers at the Mich Fairs.
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« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2011, 11:59:19 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2011, 05:15:08 PM »

There was a race with rosco bosco and bosco rosco and bosco in it however i forgot who won it at washington park.
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« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2011, 05:43:10 PM »

There was a race with rosco bosco and bosco rosco and bosco in it however i forgot who won it at washington park.

 One or the other must have changed race classes.

 Wednesday Sept 23, 1964 Rosco Bosco raced in a 2k Cond.

 Saturday Sept 26, Bosco Rosco raced in the 7.5k Invite and then shipped out to Calif (multiple horsemen that year left Chicago early because of a pending rail stirke, which was settled before the Cal meets started). Bosco Rosco was in the Russel Valles Key stable.
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« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2011, 09:36:34 PM »

Rose and Archie Niles Sr., had a dozen or more kids.

 Kinda doubt you ever saw Archie Sr race and assuming your referring to Jr.

 No idea of the order or even all their names.
Archie Jr, Willard and Howard, one of the girls (Lorraine) was a friend of a relative. One of the other Niles Girls is married to Fred Webster Jr.

 Believe I've an obit on Rose Niles somewhere, however unable to locate.

 The story goes, that Rose and Archie Sr. used to load all the kids in the transportation and spend the summers at the Mich Fairs.
Archie Niles Jr. raced at R.R.,believe he also had a bar in Westbury L.I. called The Trotter Inn, if I'm not mistaken!
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« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2011, 10:11:56 PM »

Archie Niles Jr. raced at R.R.,believe he also had a bar in Westbury L.I. called The Trotter Inn, if I'm not mistaken!

 Vegas,
            If Archie Jr., did?
 I'm not aware it. however my lack of awareness is not anything definitive.

 I could inquire with some Mich old-timers if it's necessary?

 Howard Niles ran his own Horse transport company. Somehow even shipped a few by air.
 Believe I've ad showing one of Howard's trucks.
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