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Weequahic Park


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Stateline419 viewsLooks like the backstretch near the clubhouse turn.
Photo from Mary Lou Dondarski
Gala Day Collage778 views1.—Walter R. Cox, W. H. Cane and J. M. Beldon after Mr. Cane had accepted the trophy which went to the Good Time Stable.
2.—Guy Ozark, Dickerson up, after the Arden Homestead Stable champion had trotted an exhibition mile.
3.—Barney Fralick and W. H. Dickinson of the Connecticut River Stock Farm, Hatfield, Mass., could not resist going over for the big day.
4.—After Dorwood Farm's mare, The Ripples, had won an event, with J. M. Beldon presenting the trophy to Driver Robley while Theo. Maxfield held the mare.
5.—When W. J. McDonald of Boston won an event with Albia Maxey he delegated Dr. J. T. McGlynn of the "Mets" to accept the trophy which George T. James presented.
6.—George T. James, Thomas Berry, J. M. Beldon, L. B. Sheppard and W. K. Dickerson lined up for THE TROTTER AND PACER photographer.
7.—The original Sam Williams, L. B. Sheppard and W. H. Cane can be clearly seen in this picture, but some cravenetted gentleman is trying to hide Walter Cox.
8.—Hazleton 2:013/4, the new champion four-year-old, doing his turn for the big crowd.
9.—Frank D. Phillips of Goshen and Job G. Sherman.
10.—Fireglow, the new champion racing two-year-old.

Image from the Oct 27, 1927 Trotter and Pacer magazine courtesy of Don Daniels
Bean, Peter502 viewsImage from the Oct 27, 1927 Trotter and Pacer magazine courtesy of Don Daniels
Happy The Great & Great Laurel Lady465 viewsImage from the Dec 10, 1930 Horse Review
Courtesy of Don Daniels
Bright Spot689 viewsBright Spot (Cliff Hennion) wins first heat Class C Trot from Hollyrood Jasper (Joe Dodge) Newark, N. J. Matinee.

Photo from the June 1930 issue of Harness Horse
Photo courtesy of Don Daniels
Horses Cooling Down415 views
Weequahic Park Race Officials 1929704 viewsA group of officials and guests of the Junior League at the annual inter-city meeting held Is last month at Weequahic Park, Newark, N. J. Reading from left to right are Fred C. Green of the Boston Transcript; J. Burns; J. H. Gilbody, secretary of the Metropolitan Driving Club; R. E. Kelsey; C. L. Stickney, starting judge; Dr. J. T. McGlynn, chairman of the race committee of the "Mets,' " and Frank G. Trott of the Boston Globe.

from Aug 15, 1929 Trotter and Pacer magazine

Courtesy of Don Daniels
ShirleyTemple (Carpenter), StraightShot (Caton)524 viewsImage from the Dec 16, 1942 Harness Horse magazine (defunct).
"Road Horse Association of NJ" (aka Gentleman's Driving Club).

Courtesy of Don Daniels

Last additions - Horse Racing
Putting the Cart before the Horse301 viewsAn unusual harness race, with the driver facing backwards, takes place at Weequahic Park, Newark, New Jersey, 17th October 1928.

Photo by Henry Miller News
Dec 16, 2017
Stateline409 viewsJun 14, 2015
Southhold394 viewsJun 14, 2015
Prince402 viewsJun 14, 2015
Newbrook Entry428 viewsJun 14, 2015
Horses Cooling Down415 viewsJun 14, 2015
Horses Cooling Down417 viewsJun 14, 2015
The Great Laurel Lady410 viewsJun 14, 2015