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Greyhound was a grey Standardbred gelding by Guy Abbey out of Elizabeth by Peter the Great. Born in 1932, Greyhound was the outstanding trotting horse of his day and arguably the most outstanding in the history of the sport. He was nicknamed "The Great Grey Ghost" and "Silver-skinned Flyer." In 1935, he won the Hambletonian race and in 1938 he lowered the record time for trotting the mile to 1:55¼. This record stood until 1969.
Celebrated trotter Jay Eye See, driven by Ed. Bithers: By Dictator, dam Midnight, by Pilot Jr." Lithographic print commemorating the setting of the mile trotting record in harness racing of two minutes and ten seconds. Although the record was broken the next day, the horse's owner, Jerome Increase Case and his J.I. Case company, used the image to promote agricultural machinery for years. The horse lived from 1878 to 1909
A Horse, Of Course
The sensational Albatross, one of the greatest harness horses of all time. Albatross, out of an unproven mare, was sold with his dam and sister for $11,000. No one expected much. The determined Albatross went on to become a two-time Harness Horse of the Year and one of the great sires. He set a record for a mile 1:54.4 at The Red Mile in Kentucky and later broke his own record at Sportsman's Park 1:54.3 in Chicago. He also set the single-season earnings record in 1971.