|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
by WILLIAM A. ANDERSON
|bred and raised Banner Boy, perhaps a horse better known than any other ever produced in Cornwall. A brief sketch of the really notable career of Banner Boy should prove of interest to those interested in horseflesh. |
Banner Boy raced winter and summer during the seasons from 1900 to 1913. In June, 1902, he won the 2.35 pace at Lapine Park against thirteen contestants for a purse of $300.
He lowered several track records at Alexandria, Valleyfield, St. Anne de Prescott and Cornwall. He still holds the half-mile record on the Cornwall track, 1.08 1/2.
He also holds the one-mile record without driver. Time, 2.24, October 23rd, 1908.
"Banner Boy," during his career, contested in 123 races. Of these, he won 91 firsts, 18 seconds, 9 thirds and 5 fourths. He was never flagged in a race.
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