from June 25, 1941 Harness Horse:
The Great Idea 2:05, b g, foaled 1923, by Peter the Great, dam Sad Thoughts 2:061/4, by Bingen, paced a mile in 2:14, at Superior, Wis., September 4, 1928, driven by his owner F. M. Pearse, in the second heat of a winning race, one of the few times he won and after trying to make a useful racing tool out of the gelding, his owner decided to make a "guideless" out of him and in this he succeeded beyond his fondest dreams. At that way of going the son of Peter the Great is the King Pin of them all, for on July 31, 1933, over the half-mile track at Chicago he paced a mile in 2:05, which is we believe the world's record at that way of going. For the past several years he has been one of the "fixtures" at the Great Illinois State Fair, always giving an exhibition that brought the crowd to its feet, for to see this gelding go away from the wire as if his life depended on it, then see him "cheat" when he gets away from the crowd and slow down to a 2:30 clip, then once more "shift gears" when he hits the stretch and come home on high, well any that have not seen this have really missed one of the high spots in our game, and the fact that year after year and day after day he can get the applause from people that have seen him perform many times is surely a tribute to his worth at any fair. We note with pleasure that he is to perform at Minneapolis next month and we do not hesitate to promise those who have never seen the aged gelding perform that they will get a thrill when he struts his stuff.
P. W. Moser Photo
The Great Idea 2:05 H.M.T. Guideless will give exhibition at Minneapolis, Minn.