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March 5th, 1947 By THE OBSERVER

True Single G and Josedale Dandy Arrive by Air

For the first time in the annals of the harness horse. two standardbreds were transported by air. S. S. Werner of Belgium. now racing a stable in this country sent Tru Single G 2:021/4 and Josedale Dandy 2:111/2 from Newark Airport Tuesday, they arrived here Wednesday 16-1/2 hours later in tip top shape and seemed rather reluctant to leave their comfortable quarters aboard the transport. The first named pacer is named in the $50.000 Golden West Pace, and should give some of the free-for-allers a little trouble as he is the World's Record holder for a mile and a sixteenth over a mile track.
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It is rather unusual how he got this record, George Loomis who brought the horse out and gave him his record had the mount behind Mr. Werner's pacer that day. After a preliminary score Loomis noted that the right front shoe had broken in half, so not wanting to delay postime, George pulled the horse up on the track and calmly pulled the shoe completely off, returning for the word George took the-big horse away slow and sat tight until the three-quarter pole where he hauled the game son of Truabbe out from fifth position and won going away, defeating such stars as: Blue Again, Hollyrood Gary, Trooper Lee, Scotta, and Jim Cash in the record time of 2:091/2 for a mile and sixteenth.
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The best reported mile here this week is 2:11, credited to the green trotting mare Juno Chimes by Leon June in the Ralph Day Stable. Although here only a week. Mr. Day says he wants to have them ready for opening day. He has high hopes this year for Juno Chimes and Delnora, and has staked both of them in the $50,000 Golden West Trot.
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Another good mile seen here was that of Scotch Colleen and Chestertown who aired a mile in 2:121/4, W. Smith and N. Boardmen went away scoring from behind the new starting gate in 31 seconds and came home the same gait with the mare (Smith up) holding a nose advantage.
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Rhoda Mae in the Perry Stable and trained by the newcomer Fred Schefield trained two miles in 2:13 yesterday, this aged gray pacing mare acquired a record of 2:051/2 last year under the careful handling of Ray Reeves.
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Henry Thomas moved his charges along for the first time This week, Chief Direct by Chief Abbedale out of the dam of the renown Little Pat 1:583/4 worked a nice mile in 2:131/2. Troop Carrier 3, and the aged California bred King Abbe 2:031/2 paired in 2:151/2 with a final effort in :311/2. Adios breezed in 2:15-:31, and Spengay 2:17, final quarter in :31.
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One of the good moves by a two-year-old I saw was the splendid effort of Anderson Hanover, br c, by Spencer Scott out of the good mare Ann Hanover 2:061/2 who ,boasts a dam and sire who both won the Hambletonian, being by Guy McKinney who won the first one in 1926 and Hanover's Bertha which captured the 1930 Hambletonian. Anderson is a large good looking colt and he just aired a mile in 2:31 and is credited with a quarter in 35 seconds.
Will list a few of the better efforts that I observed here last week:

see accompanying PDF; HollywoodTraining
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The following is a list of the Ralph Day horses now stabled in barn 37.
Delnora, Juno Chimes. Great Galla, Donna Galla, Yoder Crispen, Preview, Amy P. C. Grattan, Ellen John. Red Elec, Gayle Roberta, Mary Russel, Bertrand, Prince Alfred, Princess Ruth. Gayle E R. and Manners.
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Neil Houslet has the good Grattan McKlyo 2:031/2 ((hmt) in fine order and also has a full brother to him here in training, by name, Snookie Grattan, he is a year older than his famous brother and is also a gelding. These two are both owned by Ben F. Owen, the other three are owned by trainer Houslet. and are, Clay Scott by Scotland out of Aileen Arion, Torpedo by Guy Abbe-Progressive, and Kings Mc a nice big trotting gelding by Hollyrood King out of Libra.
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"Roaring Jake" Rodman trainer of the Vitamin D Ranch horses surprised everyone at Pomona. Tuesday, Feb. 25th, by taking on an additional charge . . . Mrs. Marge Cowan and Jake were united in marriage in Las Vegas. Nev.
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The first casualty happened as your correspondent was busily engaged in preparing this weeks news item. Billy Hanover by Mr. McElwyn out of Insulin dropped dead on the track, Dorsey Dennis was up behind the good trotter when the unfortunate incident accurred. The cause of death has not been determined.

The paddock

The paddock at Hollywood Park.

Starting gate

The new starting gate to be used at Hollywood Park. George Beckly, official, starter, and driver.


Strong G., Loomis up finishing a mile in 2:25.