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Lawton, John A. Shortstop525 views
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ShirleyTemple (Carpenter), StraightShot (Caton)515 viewsImage from the Dec 16, 1942 Harness Horse magazine (defunct).
"Road Horse Association of NJ" (aka Gentleman's Driving Club).

Courtesy of Don Daniels
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Puddy Hinkes515 views
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Nat Arno & Benny Leonard514 views1927
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Happy The Great507 viewsHappy the Great 2:041/4, also recruited to the stable, made a highly creditable showing, even though he was meeting the sensational Hollyrood Dick 2:001/4 almost every week. Happy raced all through the Bay State and Orange County meetings, also made a side journey to Trenton, N. J., winning four races, six second places, and in excess of $6,385. One of the highlights in his campaign was the winning of the third heat in the $10,000 trot at Avon, Conn., in 2:06, a new track record for trotters. In three starts in the Orange County he was twice second and once first. He also won a handicap race at Goshen's mile track Grand Circuit meeting, trotting in 2:101/2, 2:09, with a 120-foot handicap. He took another handicap at Reading, Pa., in 2:113/4, 2:113/4, 2:12, and at Trenton, over the very sandy track at the InterState Fair grounds, won a sparkling race in 2:083/4, 2:08, 2:09.

Very shortly afterwards he (Happy the Great) was returned to the Weequahic Park, Newark, track to begin a series of remarkable races and exhibitions in the matinees. He won the free-for-all trots on both Oct. 4 and 11, and must be credited with a great performance when he first won the same class on Newark's Gala Day, Oct. 18, and an hour later was driven by Mr. Smith in the double team exhibition with the three-year-old filly Laurel Leaf (mat. 2:101/2), the pair lowering the halfmile track double-team record from 2:121/4 to 2:101/4 in one of the finest exhibitions seen in many years.. They were carefully rated to the quarter in :34, trotted the next quarter in :311/4, to the half in 1:051/4, stepping the last half in 1:05, for a magnificent mile in 2:101/4. The owner, a 220-pound amateur, received hearty congratulations from many friends fortunate in seeing his splendid work in driving and rating the mile. This exhibition mile made Happy the Great's twentieth appearance of the year, a tribute to good handling, with a full measure of credit to the game gelding.

Image from the Dec 10, 1930 Horse Review
Courtesy of Don Daniels
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Nat Arno503 views1932
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Ray Dandridge499 viewsRichard La Rovere was commissioned in 2000 to create a tribute at Bears Stadium honoring the players of the former Newark Eagles Negro League that played in the 1930s-40s.

Photos from Richard La Rovere
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Bean, Peter493 viewsImage from the Oct 27, 1927 Trotter and Pacer magazine courtesy of Don Daniels
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Moe Fisher493 views
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Hooley, George Wm.487 viewsPhoto from Darleen Pane
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480 viewsRichard La Rovere was commissioned in 2000 to create a tribute at Bears Stadium honoring the players of the former Newark Eagles Negro League that played in the 1930s-40s.

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Maxie Fisher479 views
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Matinee Finish478 viewsImage from the Dec 16, 1942 Harness Horse magazine (defunct).
"Road Horse Association of NJ" (aka Gentleman's Driving Club).

Courtesy of Don Daniels
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Benny Levine & Benny Leonard478 views1931
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Lou Halper475 views
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Sanitate, Rocco & Holmes, Otis Fight Card474 viewsPhoto from Laura Kassay
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Medal from the Newark Velodrome472 views
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Cooling Out Process471 viewsYoung ladies solve the man power shortage at Weequahic Park Newark, N. J. by helping to cool out the horses.

Photo from the June 1930 issue of Harness Horse
Photo courtesy of Don Daniels
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471 viewsRichard La Rovere was commissioned in 2000 to create a tribute at Bears Stadium honoring the players of the former Newark Eagles Negro League that played in the 1930s-40s.

Photos from Richard La Rovere
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465 viewsRichard La Rovere was commissioned in 2000 to create a tribute at Bears Stadium honoring the players of the former Newark Eagles Negro League that played in the 1930s-40s.

Photos from Richard La Rovere
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462 viewsRichard La Rovere was commissioned in 2000 to create a tribute at Bears Stadium honoring the players of the former Newark Eagles Negro League that played in the 1930s-40s.

Photos from Richard La Rovere
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Abie Bain & Solly Castellane461 views
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Happy The Great & Great Laurel Lady454 viewsImage from the Dec 10, 1930 Horse Review
Courtesy of Don Daniels
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Bain, Abie452 views
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Bright Spot448 views
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Cooling Out Process447 viewsA young lady doubles in single harness leading two horses in the cooling out process.

Photo from the June 1930 issue of Harness Horse
Photo courtesy of Don Daniels
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447 viewsPhoto from Gonzalo Alberto
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Stoltz, Allie446 views
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Vailsburg Bicycle Track446 viewsPostcard
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Karen Thomas Serecka, Lloyd Thomas, Frank Thomas & Dawn Ferrar445 viewsPhoto from Karen Thomas Serecka
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