• Short Summary

    THE WORLD TROTTING RECORD OF TWO MINUTES, 32 AND 3/5 SECONDS FOR A MILE AND A QUARTER WAS BEATEN BY THE FIRST THREE HORSES IN THE AMERICAN TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTBURY, LONG ISLAND, ON SATURDAY NIGHT (15 TH AUGUST).

  • Description

    THE WORLD TROTTING RECORD OF TWO MINUTES, 32 AND 3/5 SECONDS FOR A MILE AND A QUARTER WAS BEATEN BY THE FIRST THREE HORSES IN THE AMERICAN TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTBURY, LONG ISLAND, ON SATURDAY NIGHT (15 TH AUGUST). SPEEDY SCOT, THE WINNER, SET A NEW RECORD OF TWO MINUTES, 31 AND 2/5 SECONDS. (1 1/4 MILES IS APPROXIMATELY 2 KMS.)
    THE OTHER TWO HORSES BEATING THE OLD RECORD WERE THE SECOND "DUKE RODNEY" AND THIRD "SU MAC LAD".

    THE RACE STARTED ON THE BACKSTRETCH AND WHEN THEY WENT PAST THE STANDS COMPLETING THE FIRST QUARTER MILE, SU MAC LAD WAS LEADING, WITH DUKE RODNEY SECOND AND SPEEDY SCOT THIRD. THEN RALPH BALDWIN DROVE SPEEDY SCOT INTO THE LEAD AND STAYED THERE.

    EXCITEMENT REACHED A CLIMAX AT THE HEAD OF THE HOMESTRETCH WHEN DUKE RODNEY MADE A FURIOUS CHALLENGE AND IT APPEARED TO THE CROWD OF 46,000 - BIGGEST OF THE SEASON - THAT HE WAS GOING TO OVERTAKE THE LEADER. BUT SPEEDY SCOT MET THE CHALLENGE AND WON BY THREE - QUARTERS OF A LENGTH.

    'SPEEDY SCOT' HAS NOW WON A PLACE IN THE BIG INTERNATIONAL RACE TO BE RUN ON AUGUST 22ND., AGAINST THE PICK OF EUROPEAN TROTTERS. THE THIRD HORSE, 'SU MAC LAD' HAD ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EVENT BY WINNING THIS PARTICULAR RACE LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGJ0F8IDUVBTTSUY01P4KDY32
    Media URN:
    VLVAGJ0F8IDUVBTTSUY01P4KDY32
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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