This week's Rewind column is the regular monthly edition of 'Picture Parade.' As is the custom it has a central theme and all of this week's old pictures are from the once mighty metropolitan Montreal tracks Blue Bonnets and Richelieu Park. These two world class tracks played host to numerous great races, driver competitions and other headline events for many decades. The job at hand is to identify the personalities in each picture and send along your answer with the corresponding number. If you just like to look and perhaps reminisce, that works as well.
#1 - Let's start with an easy one. In this vintage photo you have to name the driver and the horse.
#2 - A visiting driver from Italy Gino Borelli (far left), in Montreal for a special day, pauses for a chat and a photo with two Montreal regulars plus a judge standing behind. If you can name them all or at least the two drivers and let us know.
#3 - These two chaps start out the race day with a handshake and a "May the best man win" wish to each other before a Labatts competition.
#4 - Long before the "No Smoking" or "Defense de Fumer" rules were in effect these two guys paused to light up. Who are they?
#5 - Who are these two youthful competitors? Tell us who they are.
#6 - Looks like the portrait of a driver. Can anyone identify who it might be and also who the two admirers are?
#7 - This fellow on the left was so well known at the Montreal tracks that you can't mistake him, or at least I don't think.
#8 - Anybody back there? This driver appears to be checking for any nearby competitors as he nears the finish line. Can you identify him?
#9 - What track do we have here based on what you see in the background?
#10 - This very popular driver raced at both of the featured tracks but "loved" Blue Bonnets the most apparently. (Harness Horse photo)
Can you identify these two well-known individuals, neither involved with harness racing, as they paid a visit to Charlottetown, P.E.I. in 1964. This lady was known to have a great love of horses.
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