May 14, 20150 Comments
Reinhold H. Palenske
Etching. Signed in Plate and By Hand. c. 1940s. 9.5” T x 7.5” W. Born in 1932, Greyhound was the outstanding trotting horse of his day and arguably the most outstanding in the history of the sport. Nicknamed "The Great Grey Ghost" and "Silver-Skinned Flyer," in 1935 he won the Hambletonian and in 1938 he lowered the record time for trotting a mile to 1:55¼, a record that stood until 1969. As he aged, his coat whitened, and his owners painted his hooves red and draped garlands of roses over his back, a color combination that became iconic of the horse. Greyhound was honored as Horse of the Century after his death.