Friday, July 31, 2009

Learnin' Something

In the last post we mentioned the story of a Hambo winner, lost in war-torn Europe. I learned something. Well, a few more things I learned today.

What was the first $1M horse race in the world?

What website describes harness racing at Aylmer Quebec with this language? "The air is filled with tension as the standardbreds and riders enter the starting gate."

Who thought the Canadian Pacing Derby was a power-walking event?

What producer produced both "Racing From Rooselvelt" and Captain Kangeroo?

Mike Hamilton always has a fact or two on his Woodbine Blo.... er Column. The last two are worth the read, here and here.

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