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GUY AXWORTHY IS SOLD FOR $20,000; Harry S. Harkness Buys Noted Sire at Old Glory Auction — Big Price for Weanling.

The feature of the Old Glory horse sale in Madison Square Garden yesterday was the dispersal of the late Jacob Ruppert’s Hudson River stock farm at Poughkeepsie. This was a combination of stock farm and racing stable. Guy Axworthy, sire … Continue reading

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Three New Delage for Speedways – Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars

Three New Delage for Speedways Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars New York City, March 13—Harry S. Harkness will compete this coming season on the speedways with the three Delage cars which were driven by Duray, Bablot and Guyot in the French Grand Prix at Lyons in 1914. … Continue reading

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Harkness Steinway Grand Piano – Originated from the Old Steinway Building in New York

Harry S. Harkness ordered a model B Steinway grand piano from the Steinway Hall in New York.  This is from the Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views

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Harry Harkness "racing" against Henry Ford

Henry Ford Driving 999 Race Car Against Harkness Race Car at Grosse Pointe Racetrack Watch a video of Louis Chevrolet racing in the Harkness – 100 miles with out stopping! 1903: Henry Ford never raced again after his 1901 victory, … Continue reading

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Harry Harkness “racing” against Henry Ford

Henry Ford Driving 999 Race Car Against Harkness Race Car at Grosse Pointe Racetrack Watch a video of Louis Chevrolet racing in the Harkness – 100 miles with out stopping! 1903: Henry Ford never raced again after his 1901 victory, … Continue reading

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FRAUD IN HARKNESS WILL IS ALLEGED

FRAUD IN HARKNESS WILL IS ALLEGED; Mrs. Kennett Cowan, First Wife of Dead Sportsman, Charges Deceit in Probate. WANTS ENTIRE $20,000,000 Says Decedent Was of Unsound Mind When Property Was Left to Second Wife.  New York Times

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