Harold story a longtime fixture who drove and trained from the 1950s through the early 1990s. This website is for discussion of harness racing issues across canada. Story harold, strong david, sumner robert, tisbert robert tomasino james. First opened in 1941 as a harness racing track, the facility was expanded in. At northfield park 2 weeks ago on friday nite there was a race that fell alittle short on the prices. The cowra harness racing club will be celebrating 100 years of racing at. The tragic and mysterious death of a harness horseman. Harness racing accident,harold park26061995 heart attack. Harold hal belote harrington raceway photo 05152006 10. Scenic regal and driver harold story, however, pressed peace corps from post seven and was parked out around the first turn. Freehold raceway, freehold borough honor harold kelly. Sir dalrae, harness horse of the year in 1973, died last month in new zealand at 26. According to fontaine, in the 1960s and 70s, harness racing was the.
His name is synonymous worldwide with harness racingdavis was a lifelong smyrna, delaware resident who had an outstanding career for more than 30 years as a driver and trainerhe is the oldest fulltime major trainer driver. Saratoga has named a stakes series for younger trotters in storys honor. Story won 3,000 races and handled the great trotting mare, scenic regal. Harold logan horse and greyhound racing te ara encyclopedia. Morel, jimmy allen, percy davis, howard parker, don bromley, jimmy richards and bert belanger. Just got elected to the saratoga harness hall of fame. It features a discussion board for anyone who would like to discuss issues related to the sport of harness racing. Harold sonny dancer, 80, a trainer driver since 1954 from the esteemed dancer family, died march 6. Harold smith established smith system driver improvement institute, the nations first professional driver training company, in 1952. Bucky day 56, one of the most successful harness drivers in the. Davis, 63, passed away august 31, 1976, in the mcpherson. The story harold is possibly the most recognizable and memorable tale out of all the stories in the.
First opened in 1941 as a harness racing track, the facility was expanded in 2004 to. Kelly has been applying his trade as a harness driver at freehold for close to 50 years. Trotting association in that year indicates the development of harness racing. Golden hands and walter could win with a three legged pacer or trotter. He drove and won the first race of his career in 1946 at old orchard beach, maine. Trotting triple crown in 1955 and would be inducted into both the u. Since then 2 drivers have been barred and they are out of work. All drivers acquitted as harness trial ends the new york. Longtime harness track employee readies for opening day. Freehold borough mayor michael wilson declared friday harold kelly day. Eventually, more drivers including abbatiello and filion stopped training and focused solely on driving.
Story is best remembered as the trainer and driver of 3 time trotting mare of the year and scenic regal 19871989 who earned over a million dollars for story. Nicknames in harness racing nicknames for participants in harness racinghuman and equinehave played a role in the sport from the beginning. Truck driving jobs in dalton ga with harold david story inc. Gingras as the green hornet, but harold story, who logged his first win. Tremblay raymond, turcotte elden, valine tom, vanalstyne todd, warrington. Today, smith system also integrates driver training with telematics, driver. Harold was wounded in action serving in the south pacific during ww 11 while in the army, and then decided to give up farming and saddle horse trading for a career in harness racing. With the 2016 harness racing season winding down in his home province, nova scotias current dashleading driver colin kelly has relocated to ontario. The plain dealer sports section in cleveland blows. Pompano beach harness driver bruce ranger, admitting to investigators from the division of parimutuel wagering that he had a small problem with cocaine, was suspended from racing for 3 12. Altamont native husted returns to effingham harness racing. Garlanded and showered with flowers in a farewell ceremony, 14yearold pacer harold logan poses before the new zealand freeforall at.
The cape bretonborn trainerdriver passed away sometime during the night of. Harness driver smullin meant everything to maryland racing. The new jersey state racing commission upheld tonight 30day suspensions meted out to five drivers for carelessness in a harness race at freeh old raceway last oct. Nicknames in harness racing view from the racetrack. The lines have been drawn and the trenches have been dug as the latest edition of the harold story trotting series begins wednesday night at saratoga gaming and raceway. A website devoted to the history and nostalgic side of the sport of harness. Ada jean ackerman, albert adams, bob and beth cain, mike carter, al and kendra casselman, friends of winterwood farm, grace clearwater, jerry and billie haws, dean and linda hoffman, lexington selected yearling sales co. The christian harness horsemen s association chha is delighted to welcome roger huston, the voice of harness racing, to its board of trustees. Hall of fame harness racing driver brian sears was arrested in. Harness racing\\s worst fear became a harsh reality on monday when 51yearold driver harold hal belote was killed in a tragic racing accident in the first race at harrington raceway.
The story of racing families like the dufords are an important piece of our sports past. Dolbee, 48, a harness race driver at chicago area tracks for 20 years who won several racing championships, doing so with fewer drives than. Driver trainer earl bean, 73, took his rightful place in. Joseph cyril joe obrien june 25, 1917 september 29, 1984 was a harness racing driver, trainer and owner who won the u. Harold scary stories to tell in the dark wiki fandom. Investigators shut down a sports gambling and racefixing ring wednesday, and three harness drivers including the winningest driver in the sportwere charged, new york atty. The harold story trotting series to open harness racing. The harold story trotting series will headline the activities at saratoga gaming and raceway this week highlighting the good wednesday evening card.
Two other drivers were seriously injured in the accident, said patti key, chief financial officer for the track. State suspends pompano harness driver sun sentinel. In both trips cuckoo clock and driver fred grant finished second. The new england amateur harness drivers club, led by bill abdelnour, donates its drivers. Hall of famer harness driver brian sears accused of grabbing breasts. It tells the story of two farmers who make a scarecrow named harold and over time, the scarecrow comes to life. Homer harp, charlie kelly, harold story, matt butcher, j. Smith system history changing driver habits since 1952. The redman, scooter, muscles, catman etc but a lot of. In the other elimination pat crowe guided ludell hanover to a 1. The 23yearold cape breton horseman, who started driving regularly in 20, earned 46 wins in nova scotia this year before heading west.
Harold story trotting series headlines at saratoga. Harness racing joe obrien, harness racing cat manzi, harness racing. Harold story rws 1989 dunbar w bostwick chris spencer. Smullin meant everything to maryland racing, said harold frazier, a former driver and now the local representative of the. We all know yannick gingras as the green hornet, but harold story, who logged his first win back in 1947, and was a mainstay at saratoga in subsequent decades, was also the green hornet. Memorials and obituaries christian harness horsemens. One person is standing and he would presumably be telling the story. Saratoga casino hotel is an establishment in saratoga springs, new york. Harness racing hall of fame and the canadian horse racing hall. Since then, millions of drivers throughout the world have benefited from the program. Saratoga springs charles hoffman started working at saratoga raceway right after he got out of the army following world war ii. Let the timpani sound and the cannon roar the battle of saratoga rages once more. Over the years, he trained and drove many top level horses.
Harold also known as harold the scarecrow is an evil scarecrow and the titular character from the scary stories to tell in the dark short story of the same name. Harold park paceway was a harness racing track in forest lodge, new south wales, in use from 1890 to 2010. The local driver signed autographs for fans in the morning. As a result, when you have a harness driver who is local and who has been fortunate enough to fight and win that battle against cancer, i think thats a story a lot of people will be able to. Talk about the nitty gritty of different rigging or equipment, feeding and supplements, training techniques, looking for advice or input on problems they may be having with gait or behavior, etc. He broke and trained the 2yearold world champion pacing colt of 1972, ricci reenie time, 1. Driver keith quinlan far right is shown in the windsor raceway winners. Heady received the john hervey citation for excellence for a feature story on. If you have any questions please contact me via the discussion boards contact facility. A fairly new name in canadian harness racing is beginning to emerge with more regularity. Bucky day 56, one of the most successful harness drivers in the nation, who had. Harold seymour is also guilty of the same type of analysis in his treatment of. Nicknames have been prominent in harness racing harnesslink. He was portrayed by mark steger who also played as the pale lady in the 2019 film scary stories to tell in the dark.
Harold story trotting series at saratoga harnesslink. Two more drivers, brandon givens and steve warrington, were also injured, but th. Has anybody seen or heard about any other gypies involved. Current members of the saratoga harness hall of fame year horseman horse 1981 howard. Walter case track record lewiston raceway harness racing trot. Saratoga harness hall of fame inducts three new members. The latest jockey club memories entry is harold stead, a young member of the. Here we see driver stephen ward in the sulky behind gaelic uprising as he suffers a heart. Kelly was presented a plaque marking the formal declaration of harold kelly day. A harness racing driver was killed monday when his horse stumbled and fell during the opening race at harrington raceway.210 974 826 1144 103 818 980 874 1156 1202 517 81 199 1306 1059 1209 252 1129 335 1276 556 479 294 1147 934 417 602 1087 1252