April 17, 1961
April 17, 1961

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April 17, 1961

Harness Racing
Unforgettable Duel
San Francisco
  • From the broad, dark waters of the Russian River (below) to the bass reservoirs in the lowlands of Napa County, from the salmon trolling grounds off the Farallon Islands to the winding sloughs in the thousand miles of waterways in the Delta, the San Francisco area offers a fascinating, ever-changing challenge to the sport fisherman. On the following pages, Artist Thomas B. Allen captures in his paintings and Robert de Roos depicts in words the many moods and seasons of this unique city-state for anglers

Paul Richards
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Since 1879 the Parc de Vincennes track, five miles east of Paris, has been the focus of French trotting (see following pages). Such big events as the Prix d'Amérique bring out 50,000 spectators and, in ceremonial splendor, the helmeted Garde Républicaine (above) as a guard of honor. France is the only major country where there are two different styles of trotting races. On each day's program there are races in which drivers ride in sulkies behind the horses, and others in which riders are mounted on their horses (a technique abandoned in the U.S. around the turn of the century). French trotting blood, rich in staying power after years of breeding for distance racing, is now dominant in Europe, and the recent successes of horses like Jamin and Masina have attracted breeders from all over the world.

This is an article from the April 17, 1961 issue Original Layout

Between races, bettors crowd the main hall at Vincennes, a spacious, balconied room completely different from the wholly functional $2-window areas at U.S. race tracks

Trotting to saddle demands enormous stamina and obviously affords no more protection from flying mud than riding in a sulky

The wide track allows for larger fields than are normal in the U.S. Here patrol judges in a car watch trotters turn for home

A trotter returning to his stable wears bright-colored earmuffs, often used in France to cut down the noise of crowds