Soon fans will have the chance to walk in the stall of the “Grey Ghost” as it comes to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.
Narrowly avoiding destruction as the farm was about to be leveled, the Museum purchased all the lovingly crafted boards and pieces of the stall that Greyhound lived in for 25 years of his life. He holds a place as one of the most beloved trotters in history and is a beautiful addition to the museum that honors the past of America’s oldest pastime and educates its future.
Each panel of the solid oak stall walls was taken down and numbered, making the trip from Illinois to it’s new home in Goshen, NY where it will be reassembled next to it’s adjacent sitting room. Greyhound’s trainer, Doc Flanery, used to relax in the sitting room between tours of the country with his favorite horse, surrounded by awards and memorabilia. One of the tributes guests at the museum will be able to see is a more than life size photograph of the horse known as the “Silver-skinned Flyer” and holder of 14 world records in his time.
While this cherished piece of harness racing history has been preserved for future generations, the funding for the exhibit itself is still in need of support. Head to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s website to find out more about the project and how you can help restore the space for fans to enjoy.