Anecdotes of "Joe Joe", Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-16


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Anecdotes of "Joe Joe" It was at Grosse Pointe, Detroit, the season that the runners gave way for the trotters. The night before the harness horses were to perform Joe Joe had a dream, in which he saw a big, gray pacer take the track at the start and lead to the head of the stretch. There all went blank until the same gray flashed by the judges stand a winner. This happened in three successive heats. Each time the stretch was a blank, but the gray was first home each lime. With such a hunch, Joe Joe made the trip to the track, though as a general proposition he could see nothing in the "side wheelers and the wigglers," as he called the pacers and the trotters. Sure enough, in the first heat of the first race there appeared a big gray pacer. Joe Joe made his wager on the heat. True to the dream the big gray led from start to finish, but through the stretch, where the dream was a blank, he broke and ran, and for this offense he was set back. This happened in all three of the heats and it cost Joe Joe three bsts. "Now, what do you think of that!" said Joe, when it was all over. "The dream tipped me off right, but I was so dumb that I paid no attention to that blanking out of the stretch. I might have known there would be some trick in it if I tried to beat a side-t wheeler. Im through, unless I see one of these babies all the way when I dream again."

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