©David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

Arcaro and Nashua won the race

©David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

©David Moenkhaus

top: autumn trident duo – 2016

above – Isaak Walton creek – 2016


These three images were all made in the same forest preserve.

Part of the Isaak Walton natural area (30 miles outside of Chicago) is on the site of an old horse race track that used to be a major stop on the national horse racing circuit, back in the day.

from a previous post: Apparently one of the most famous match races in modern American

equine history was run at the Washington Park Race Track on Aug. 31, 1955

That was when Eddie Arcaro and his horse Nashua, went head to head against legendary

jockey Willie Shoemaker and his horse Swaps, in a $100,000 two-horse race to determine

which was the fastest horse. 

Arcaro and Nashua won the race.

EddieArcaro

Eddie Arcaro



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