Fans were invited behind the scenes at the local tracks to view the horses before post time, which some used as an opportunity to judge how a horse might perform and thus how to wager. On Sept. 21, 1947, at Fort Miami, farrier James Windsor of Bellefontaine, Ohio, works on a shoe for Abby, an 8-year-old gelding of C.A. Faulters of Sidney, being held by the harness by caretaker Martin Houstin of Ulrichsville, Ohio.
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