The following article was found in a scrapbook featuring the Clyde River Ice Races that were held on March 4th. The year is not mentioned but likely the 1930s, or maybe you can let us know what exact year it was based on the names of those involved.
The largest crowd of the season was on hand to witness three classes of real good racing on Saturday, March 4. Owing to the ice softening up some of the time was not as fast as the previous races, but competition was very keen with some very close finishes.
Class A, trot and pace, had four starters, Convincer, Peter Pin, Lou Patch and Jippy K. Convincer won the last two heats of this race quite handily, after losing the first heat to a good trotter, Peter Pin. Jippy K was a very close third. Lou Patch had to be drawn after the first heat on account of pulling a shoe.
Much credit is due Monty Hyde the owner and driver of Convincer for his skillful handling of this horse, which was always rated a hard horse to drive. Monty, without any experience previous to this winter, is winning right along against real good horses and old and experienced drivers.
Class B had four starters, Darky, Tony Mack, Premier Witt and Bud Mack. This class was won by Darky. Bud Mack cut his quarter in the first heat and had to be drawn.
Class C had three starters, Worthy Pat, Nelly Axworthy, Betty Kalmuck. Worthy Pat, a real good green trotter won this class in straight heats.
Next race to be held on Saturday, March 11, ice and weather conditions favorable. Race starts at two o’clock sharp.
Class A Trot & Pace
Convincer (M. Hyde) 2 1 1
Peter Pin (N. Walker) 1 2 2
Jippy K (R. MacPhee) 3 3 3
Lou Patch (H. MacLean) 4 dr
Class B. Pace
Darky (J. Murray) 1 2 1
Premier Witt (Willis) 4 1 2
Tony Mack (MacPhee) 2 3 3
Bud Mack (MacLean) 3 dr
Class C. Trot
Worthy Pat (Willis) 1 1
Betty Kalmuck (MacNeill) 2 2
Nelly Axworthy (MacEwen) 3 3
Starters: Ambrose Seller, Harry MacLean
Judges: George Livingstone, Jack MacNevin, Davis Ward
Patrol Judges: Mack Vickerson, Daniel MacNeill
Announcer: L.T. Beaton