001mY Official?; James Lynch
002mY Horseman?; Pete Dussault
Dont; have any real bio on Pete, and even the name reference offers controversey.
"The Dussualts" were originally from Quebec and raced all over. Various reference, (Phil, Phillipe and Raoul) were used inconsistently. I have one reference which provides Pete and Raoul as the same horseman. Pete Dussault was quite well-known on the West Coast tracks, however I've some references for Batavia and 1949 with a horse named Projectile.
003mY Horse and horseman?; Senator Frost (Dick Buxton)Dick Buxton obit
Previously and for a decade I had a 1970's Hoof Beats article on Dick Buxton online.
004mY Horse and owner?; Vivan's Adios and C. E. Armstrong
One of the Armstrong Borthers1953 Helicopter
(Hambo winner) article (This page will show weird, however will be readable)
005mY Horse and horseman?; Widower Creed and Howard Beissinger; there was a recent mention in of the forums about the positive related to this horse and horseman.
Widower Creed was the first horse in Michigan to race a sub-two minute mile and was driven by Tommy Winn in that race.
For decades (and there may still be) there was an approximate 3-ft x 4-ft photo of Widower Creed and Tommy Winn on the wall in Hazel Park racing secretary's office.Howard Beissinger
from Oct 22, 1958 Harness Horse:
Widower Creed Banned (see Hollywood Park Summary-Oct 18th-this same issue)
N. Y. Harness Racing Commissioner George Monaghan has handed out four suspensions in the Widower Creed case. Owner Tom Loss of Swanton, Ohio, and groom Harry Johnson of Shelbyville, Ind., had their licenses in New York revoked which would appear to be a life sentence. His trainer-driver Howard Beissinger was found guilty on the "grounds of neglect" and was ruled off Yonkers Raceway for the balance of the meeting which ends on November 29. His former trainer Jimmy Wingfield drew a 15-day setback because he had failed to report that atropine was purchased for use on Widower Creed in 1957. That was the drug which was involved in the incident when a positive saliva test was returned on Widower Creed when he finished third in the Transamerica final at Yonkers on September 30th. The Jimmy Creed stallion will not be permitted to race in New York until he has a new owner.
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The horse continued to race at least through 1961