Also in 1973 Las Vegas was witness to a remarkable run by Chip Reese and Danny Robison.
The Press proclaimed them “Harness Racings' Gold Dust Twins” as they each established new World Records year after year.
In 1968 Billy would capture the Pacing Triple Crown with Rum Customer while Stanley took the Trotting Triple Crown with Nevele Pride.
On June 8, 1892 at the half-mile Worcester [Mass.] Agricultural Fairgrounds an owner/trainer from Boston by the name of Charles E.
Clark put a pair of pneumatic [air-filled] bicycle wheels onto an ordinary sulky frame and brought his horse, Alfred D, out for the race.
In hockey James Angus Gerald "Old Hardrock" Mortson played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks, and Detroit Red Wings, winning four Stanley Cups with Toronto. In 1946–47, Mortson joined the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, where he played for the next six in the 1950's a pair of "youngsters" burst on the scene in The Big Apple.
Both were immense talents, both fierce competitors, and both small-town boys who would span decades together as friends. “They were on the radio 40 years ago,” was the only explanation he offered.
While he reached the absolute upper stratosphere of harness racing he always returned to his immaculately-manicured 160-acre farm on Archertown Road.
Haughton and Dancer literally dominated the harness racing starting in the 1950's.
The pacing gelding had a mark taken the previous year at Manchester, NH of and that day at Worcester he sizzled the Fairgrounds in !
While they were good friends off the track and even traveled via plane and helicopter to their racing venues, they remained fierce competitors throughout their stellar careers.
Lynn would be the first Rookie of the Year to also be named as Most Valuable Player while Rice was starting a 15-year-career as a powerhouse slugger that would eventually end him up in the Baseball Hall of Fame.