Chart of the week: the 1934 Rhode Island Handicap

On the lead at every point of call, Discovery (Display) gave Hadagal (Sir Gallahad (FR)) “the licking of a lifetime” when defeating the colt by two lengths in the Rhode Island Handicap at Narragansett Park on September 3, 1934.

Run before the largest crowd ever assembled at the time at a North American racetrack (53,922), Discovery’s final time of 1:55 for the one and three-sixteenths mile distance not only lowered the track record by four seconds, but shaved three-fifths of a second off of the world record of 1:55 ⅗ set by Sir Barton at Saratoga in August 1920.

CHART - 1934 Rhode Island H. (Boston Globe 1934.09.04)

The Boston Globe, 09/04/1934

PHOTO - 1934 Rhode Island H. (Boston Globe 1934.09.04)

The Boston Globe, 09/04/1934

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