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SC Rewind: Picture Parade

Published: September 18, 2021 12:35 pm ET

Last Comment: September 27, 2021 12:57 am ET | 11 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith presents another edition of Picture Parade. This one has a central theme as explained below. I hope that some of you will join in and use your picture identifying skills.

For many years dating back to about 1971, a magazine called the Standardbred was a very popular publication, widely read by those who wished to be kept well-informed on the happenings in the sport and business of harness racing. Each issue featured a nicely presented front cover that was often connected with a story contained within. The magazine was owned and operated by its long time editor and publisher Barbara (Waples) Lennox. Fortunately I saved a few back issues and they continue to be an invaluable source of information to this day.

The task at hand this week is to identify the person or persons pictured on each selected front cover. The routine remains the same, you choose the ones you wish to submit an answer to and send it in.

I have "borrowed" the subtitle Front Page Challenge from a long-running Canadian TV show that was popular back in the 1950's and ran for nearly 40 years. I have to admit that I did not watch it despite its popularity. I suspect I was busy doing other things back then.

Note - Most of today's pictures are from the decade of the 1980's

#1 - Can you name the driver of this fine looking trotter? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#2 - Here was a great performer from a highly successful stable and ownership duo. Can you not only identify the driver but the horse as well? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#3 - Here we have two drivers to be identified. By the head numbers it looks like a stable entry. Can you correctly identify both of these chaps? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#4 - Who is the winning driver in this one behind lucky no. 7? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#5 - The man in the sulky was once a very popular driver. To name him is the task at hand. (Photo by Brian Smiley)

#6 - Who is the fellow looking back to check on the competition? If you know, let us know. (Photo by Jeff Coady)

#7 - This fellow was a popular and successful trainer and driver for many years. Can you name him? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#8 - Two young drivers are shown here at Mohawk. Looks like No. 1 is the winner with No. 4 arriving second. Can you correctly identify them both? (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#9 - A few snowflakes are included in this one. Can you identify the driver of No. 4 the race winner? The others are too obscure to include but if anyone cares to try feel free. (Photo by Steve Tomboso)

#10 - This photo appeared in a 1985 issue of the Standardbred but not on the front page but I chose to use it anyway. Can you identify the driver as he speeds toward victory in this great photo? (Windsor Raceway publicity)

Quote For The Week: "Rainbows are a sign of hope, thanks and good fortune."

Who Is It?

Who is the driver in this old photo taken many years ago at Blue Bonnets? Clue - he lived almost 60 years after this was taken in 1962.

Who Else Is It?

Can you identify this once well known horseman now departed?

September 27, 2021 - 12:57 amNo.5 is my grandfather Percy

No.5 is my grandfather Percy Robillard driving Yankee Predator.

September 23, 2021 - 3:01 pmThis week's pictures were all

This week's pictures were all identified correctly and are as follows:
1. Kelly Sheppard driving Lifetime Chance for owner Max Webster
2. Doug Brown driving Programmed for Ray Bednarz and Brian Webster & trainer Stew Firlotte
3. Terry Fritz winning with Tommys Becky and Dave Wall handling Rosey Dawn
4. Bill Stirton
5. Percy Robillard with Yankee Predator
6. Dr John Hayes winning with Legal Notice
7. Ron Henderson and Wilcos Time
8. John Brooks and Randy Waples
9. Ray McLean with Windshield Wiper
10. Richard Carroll behind Main Choice

Who is it? was Murray Waples driving Agate owned by Lawrence Hooey in 1962
Who else is it? Bob Farrington

Special thanks to Allan Zettler for "saving" Gord Brown from a week of agony
Thanks to everyone!

September 19, 2021 - 9:22 pm#3 - to save Gord Brown from

#3 - to save Gord Brown from going crazy... Ontario/Quebec challenge from 1983 - Terry Fritz winning with Tommys Becky, Dave Wall 2nd with Rosey Dawn... part of a 3 horse entry from Bud Fritz Stable. Annie Ivy finished 4th.

September 18, 2021 - 11:32 pmI believe picture number 3

John Yake SAID...

I believe picture number 3 may be Dave Wall with Arochar Wendy and Dave Shewfelt with Winning Class.

September 18, 2021 - 4:12 pmNumber 5 is Yankee Predator

Bert Clish SAID...

Number 5 is Yankee Predator and Percy Robillard.

Who else is it... Looks like Bob Farrington

I did not answer 1-2-3-4-6-7-8 and 9 as I have The Standardbred magazines that those pictures appear on the covers. Nice piece of history.

September 18, 2021 - 4:04 pm#4 Driver is it Bill Stirton

#4 Driver is it Bill Stirton - my uncle.

September 18, 2021 - 3:21 pm# 1 Lifetime Chance - Kelly

Bill Bigler SAID...

# 1 Lifetime Chance - Kelly Sheppard
# 2 Town Pro - Doug Brown
# 3 Dave Wall finishing second??
# 5 Percy Rouibilard (spelling??)
# 6 Legal Notice - Dr John Hayes Jr (Nat Christie Memorial)
# 7 Ron Henderson (horse - How Nice?)
# 8 John Brooks & Randy Waples(?)
# 9 Ray McLain (spelling?) Horse maybe Willow Wiper(??)

September 18, 2021 - 2:50 pmThanks for Quiz Robert! I

Thanks for Quiz Robert! I lack from memory and spelling, so here goes! !. Kelly Shepard 2. Doug Brown and Programmed 3. Clint Galbraith (outside) 4. Bill Sturton? 5.Percy Robillard 6.Ben Webster 7.(leave it for Gord Brown) 8.John Brooks and Tom Strauss inside 8.Ray McLean Who is it. Murray Waples and Bob Farrington. KEEP SAFE EVERYONE !!!

September 18, 2021 - 2:20 pm#1 Kelly Shepherd #2 Doug

Bob Belore SAID...

#1 Kelly Shepherd
#2 Doug Brown, one of Stew Firlotte's horses
#3 Dave Wall and ?
#4 Bill Stirton
#5 Percy Robillard
#6 Dr John Hayes
#7 Ron Henderson
#8 John Brooks and Randy Waples
#9 Ray McLean
#10 (that man again) Richard Carroll
Who is it. Ben Cote
Who else is it. Norm Dauplaise

September 18, 2021 - 1:44 pmpictures... #1 kelly

kent benson SAID...

#1 kelly Sheppard
#2 Doug Brown and Town Pro
#3 Dave Wall and Terry Kerr
#4 Bill Stirton
#5 Percy Robillard
#6 John Hayes
#7 ?
#8 John Brooks and Tom Strauss
#9 Ray McLean
#10 Gerry Bookmeyer
Who is it Murray Waples
Who is it ?

September 18, 2021 - 1:37 pm1. Kelly Shepherd 2. Doug

Gord Brown SAID...

1. Kelly Shepherd 2. Doug Brown, maybe Rare Review 3 outside driver is driving me crazy, Wally on the inside 4 Believe it or not Bill Stirton driving a pacer 5. Percy Robilard 6. Dr John driving Legal Notice to victory in the Nat Christie 7. Ron Henderson 8. John Brooks, Randy or Jr. 9 Ray Mclean, Willow Wiper, Steve Condren 10. Wally Mcllmurray. Who is it Ray Ellecker? Who else is it Norm Duplaise

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