I bulldozed through the guy's unplowed driveway and parked half-cocked in front of the door. I actually forgot to put the damn truck in park, but luckily remembered in the nick of time. The guy was in the driveway, wide-eyed, telling me how fast I made it. Rushing by him towards the front door of his shop, all that I remember saying to him were four words, "Meadow" - - -"Skipper" - - - - - "Win Photo"..........
He pulled out the rat sh$t infested box and I scurried through the photos.......only to find a MEADOW SKIPPER PROMO PIECE!! UGH!!! This isn't a damn win photo, I thought to myself....But this guy knows nothing about harness racing and I wanted to keep a good rapport with him for future acquisitions.
I then began to take a good look at some of the photos, and while there were not any horses that were extremely famous, there were some drivers and horses from my area.....so I bought the box.
Below are some of the findings:
|Horse: Popular Jerry-Photo-August 16, 1969|
|Horse: Popular Jerry-Time: 2:10-Dresden Raceway-Driver: D. Campbell|
August 16, 1969
|Horse: Skippy Volo-Time: 2:09.1-Western Fair Raceway-Driver: Terry Kerr|
November 9, 1974
|Horse: Miss Amber Abbie-Time: 2:09-Mohawk-Driver: Jack Campbell|
October 2, 1963
|Miss Amber Abbie Win Photo-Mohawk-October 2, 1963|
|Horse: Popular Jerry-Time: 2:07.4-Western Fair-Driver: Jack Campbell|
June 4, 1971
|Popular Jerry Win Photo-Western Fair-June 4, 1971|
And.... the Stallion promo pieces:
|Bret Hanover p, 2, 1:57.2/5|
Even though there was no "win photo" of Meadow Skipper, I am acquiring more and more harness racing history....These photos, along with my aged OSS trophies....that NO ONE seems to have any info on, will have there own special spots within my collection......And to think....these photos were going to be thrown out!! I believe the photos above showing D. Campbell (Dunc Campbell) and Jack Campbell are the grandfather and father to the legendary John Campbell, currently harness racing's all-time leading catch driver in money won with....Considered by many to be the best driver in harness racing history!
You can read more about John Campbell here
Stay safe, keep your hooves on the ground, and keep reaching for the wire!