Animals: Draft Record

Although the small Hillsdale (Mich.) County Fair offers only $35 for its biggest prize, year after year the best teams of draft horses in the U. S. are sent there to pull. Reason is, the quack grass of Hillsdale's paddock gives heavy horses good footing and ten world's records have been tugged across its surface.

Last week 8,000 people crowded Hillsdale's fair grounds to see Contractor John Adrian's record-holders, Flaxie & Dan, brought from Williamsville. N. Y.. defend their laurels against their old rivals, George H. Statler's Ohio team of roan and sorrel Belgians,...

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