Lansdowne is a borough in Delaware County, United States located 6 miles southwest of the City Center of Philadelphia. It was named for the Marquess of Lansdowne; as of the 2010 census the borough had a population of 10,620. Lansdowne grew in the early part of the twentieth century when a railroad stop was established near the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and Baltimore Pike; the borough is residential with a commercial center near the original railroad stop. The borough contained some light industrial buildings which have been in decline in recent decades; the borough is sometimes erroneously spelled "Landsdowne" or confused with Lansdale, in nearby Montgomery County. Lansdowne is located in eastern Delaware County at 39°56′29″N 75°16′31″W, it is bordered to the southeast by Yeadon, to the southwest by Clifton Heights, to the north, east and south by Upper Darby Township. Drexel Hill, a part of Upper Darby Township, borders Lansdowne to the northwest, the borough of East Lansdowne is just 0.1 miles east of the Lansdowne border.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all land. Darby Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, forms the southwest and southern border of the borough; as of the census of 2010, there were 10,620 people, 4,589 households, 2,667 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,990.2 people per square mile. There were 4,975 housing units at an average density of 4,211.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 47.1% White, 44.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.7% some other race, 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. There were 4,589 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were husband–wife families, 15.2% had a woman householder with no husband present, 41.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of people living alone, 10.9% were someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.31, the average family size was 3.04. In the borough 21.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% were from 18 to 24, 28.2% were from 25 to 44, 30.0% were from 45 to 64, 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.7 years. For every 100 women there were 86.1 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males. For the period 2010-14, the estimated median annual income for a household in the borough was $56,020, the median income for a family was $74,656. Male full-time workers had a median income of $51,534 versus $50,276 for women; the per capita income for the borough was $31,158. About 10.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over. William Penn School District serves Lansdowne. Ardmore Avenue Elementary School Penn Wood Middle School Penn Wood High School 9th Grade Academy, Cypress Street Campus, Penn Wood High School, Green Avenue Campus, Lansdowne Friends School is a Quaker elementary school.
Saint Philomena School operated for over 100 years before closing in 2011. Lansdowne was once a vacation resort for residents of Philadelphia. People traveled by horse to relax in the borough's Victorian homes. Many of the homes have since been turned into multiple-dwelling apartments which, due to zoning law changes, is no longer an option. Lansdowne is trying to preserve the integrity of its big homes, it is home to numerous arts organizations, including the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, Celebration Theater, the Lansdowne Folk Club, the Lansdowne Arts Festival. The Farmers Market runs, rain or shine, on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, between Memorial Day and Halloween; the fire department was incorporated December 4, 1894, provides a career ambulance service alongside a volunteer fire service. The borough's fire service is supplemented by the Yeadon, Clifton Heights, East Lansdowne, Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Companies; the borough has several historic buildings, including a movie theater and clubhouse, two areas that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
They are the Lansdowne Theater, Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District, Lansdowne Park Historic District. There has been a movement to re-open the theater; the marquee was ceremoniously re-lit on October 5, 2012 after much reconstruction, indicating that the movement is healthy. A community of Scottish weavers lived and worked on Scottdale Road by the Darby Creek in the 19th century; some of their houses are still in existence. A Quaker community and a Friends' Meeting House are located on Lansdowne Avenue. Lansdowne is home to a 350-year-old sycamore tree, one of the largest in the state of Pennsylvania. Leroy Burrell, former world champion, world record holder, Olympic silver medalist in the 100 meters, current track coach at the University of Houston.
Springfield is a city in the state of Massachusetts, United States, the seat of Hampden County. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, the eastern Mill River; as of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 153,060. As of 2017, the estimated population was 154,758, making it the third-largest city in Massachusetts, the fourth-most populous city in New England after Boston and Providence, the 12th-most populous in the Northeastern United States. Metropolitan Springfield, as one of two metropolitan areas in Massachusetts, had a population of 692,942 as of 2010; the first Springfield in the New World, during the American Revolution, George Washington designated it as the site of the Springfield Armory for its central location. The Armory would play a pivotal role in the Civil War with its manufacture of the famed "Springfield rifles". Today the city is the largest in western New England, the urban and media capital of Massachusetts' section of the Connecticut River Valley, colloquially known as the Pioneer Valley.
Springfield has several nicknames – "The City of Firsts", due to the many innovations developed there, such as the first American dictionary, the first American gas-powered automobile, the first machining lathe for interchangeable parts. Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, lies 24 miles south of Springfield, on the western bank of the Connecticut River; the Hartford-Springfield region is known as the Knowledge Corridor because it hosts over 160,000 university students and over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges – the second-highest concentration of higher-learning institutions in the United States. The city of Springfield itself is home to Springfield College, Western New England University, American International College, Springfield Technical Community College, among other higher educational institutions. Springfield was founded in 1636 by English Puritan William Pynchon as "Agawam Plantation" under the administration of the Connecticut Colony. In 1641 it was renamed after Pynchon's hometown of Springfield, England, following incidents, including trade disputes as well as Captain John Mason's hostilities toward native tribes, that precipitated the settlement joining the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
During its early existence, Springfield flourished as both an agricultural settlement and trading post, although its prosperity waned during King Philip's War in 1675, when natives laid siege to it and burned it to the ground as part of the ongoing campaign. During that attack, three-quarters of the original settlement was burned to the ground, with many of Springfield's residents survived by taking refuge in John Pynchon's brick house, the "Old Fort", the first such house to be built in the Connecticut River Valley. Out of the siege, Miles Morgan and his sons were lauded as heroes; the original settlement – today's downtown Springfield – was located atop bluffs at the confluence of four rivers, at the nexus of trade routes to Boston, New York City, Montreal, with some of the northeastern United States' most fertile soil. In 1777, Springfield's location at numerous crossroads led George Washington and Henry Knox to establish the United States' National Armory at Springfield, which produced the first American musket in 1794, the famous Springfield rifle.
From 1777 until its closing during the Vietnam War, the Springfield Armory attracted skilled laborers to Springfield, making it the United States' longtime center for precision manufacturing. The near-capture of the armory during Shays' Rebellion of 1787 led directly to the formation of the U. S. Constitutional Convention. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Springfielders produced many innovations, including the first American-English dictionary. Springfield underwent a protracted decline during the second half of the 20th century, due to the decommissioning of the Springfield Armory in 1969. During the 1980s and 1990s, Springfield developed a national reputation for crime, political corruption and cronyism. During the early 21st century, Springfield sought to overcome its downgrade in reputation via long-term revitalization projects and undertook several large projects, including a $1 billion intercity rail line a $1 billion MGM casino.
For the rock and country singer, former member of band Default, see Dallas Smith Dallas Earl Smith is a former National Hockey League defenceman who played fifteen seasons for the Boston Bruins. Signed as a teenager by the Bruins, after a junior career with their Estevan Bruins farm team, Smith made his debut with Boston in 1960, he played the full 1961 season with the club, but thereafter spent most of the next seven seasons in the minor leagues, winning Second All-Star Team accolades with the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CHL in 1966. With expansion in 1967 Smith made the Bruins for good and, partnered with superstar Bobby Orr on defence, led the NHL in plus/minus the first season the statistic was tabulated, he gained a reputation as a solid defensive defenceman — as well as a wide repute as the league's strongest man, bolstered by his ownership of a Manitoba farm. His best season was 1971, during which he had his career high of 45 points, played in the NHL All-Star Game and finished with a plus/minus of +94, the fourth highest total in history.
Smith began the 1977 season after an acrimonious contract dispute which saw him sign a one-year contract the day before the season began, which caused him to miss training camp. He was named interim captain of the Bruins after longtime captain John Bucyk was injured, but left the team in March after a dispute, playing for the Canadian national team in the 1977 World Championships after that, he signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in December 1977 at the importuning of old teammate Phil Esposito, but his skills having diminished, retired at season's end. Smith finished his NHL career with 307 assists and 959 penalty minutes in 890 games, he lives in retirement in Phoenix. CPHL Second All-Star Team CPHL Championships Stanley Cup Championships Played in the NHL All-Star Game Named to play for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, but declined, citing the necessity to work his farm. "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
The Oshawa Generals are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They are based in Oshawa, Canada; the team is named for General Motors, an early sponsor which has its Canadian headquarters in Oshawa. In November 2016, the General Motors Centre changed its name to Tribute Communities Centre, its 184 graduates to the National Hockey League are second in the OHL. The Generals have won the Memorial Cup five times, as well as a record thirteen Ontario Hockey League Championships, the J. Ross Robertson Cup; the Generals have two distinct eras in their history. The original Generals operated from 1937 to 1953; the team went on a hiatus from 1953 to 1962 due to a fire at the Hambly Arena. The team was resurrected in 1962. Famous alumni of the Generals include Hockey Hall of Famers Bobby Orr, Red Tilson, Alex Delvecchio, Eric Lindros and John Tavares. Prior to 1908, Oshawa belonged to the Midland Hockey League, it competed against other teams from Whitby, Port Hope and Cobourg. The first Oshawa team in the Ontario Hockey Association junior division began play in the 1908–1909 season, known as the Oshawa Shamrocks.
Ed Bradley, a prominent local businessman was responsible for organizing the team and bringing junior hockey to Oshawa and was the team's manager for the next 13 seasons. Success came early to the team reaching the semifinals in 1909. In the 1920s the team enjoyed many successful years, battling against Owen Sound. In June 1928, Bradley's Arena burnt to the ground; the team relocated to Whitby until the new Oshawa Arena was built for 1930. In the early 1930s the team became known as the Oshawa Majors; the Majors won the OHA title in 1935 versus the Kitchener Greenshirts, played the Northern Ontario champion Sudbury Cub Wolves. In a protest by Kitchener, the title was taken away from Oshawa while games were underway with Sudbury. In 1936, different sources name the team as the Majors, the Red Devils, the Junior G-Men; this team coached by Bill Hancock and managed by Matt Leyden played the season against St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Toronto Young Rangers, Toronto Marlboros, Toronto Native Sons and the Toronto Lions.
In 1937 the Oshawa Generals were born. The team was named after General Motors of Canada; the Generals put together an unequalled feat of seven consecutive OHA Championships, winning three Memorial Cups in the same span. The Generals grew a reputation for treating its players well and signed many young men who would go on to National Hockey League fame. Players were admitted free to theatres, wrestling, roller skating and other attractions at the arena. Sponsors gave full scholarships to school and weekly stipends. Through the whole dynasty, the team was managed by Matt Leyden, its secretary was Neil Hezzlewood. Both men would be inducted in the Oshawa Sports Hall of fame. From 1937 to 1944, Oshawa Generals graduated 20 players to become NHL alumni, another player in David Bauer, who would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder's Category. NHL alumni from 1937–1944 include. In September 1953 a great tragedy struck in Oshawa; the city lost their arena, their OHA team. Donations poured in from local businessmen.
Equipment and other items were dispersed to all the players attending the training camp to cover individual losses. The Generals, homeless so close to the start of the new season, were disbanded. Salvaged from the disbanded team, General Manager Wren Blair made a Senior B team known as the Oshawa Truckmen, who played in Bowmanville for the 1953–1954 season; the year after, this team became the Whitby Dunlops. The Dunlops were Allan Cup Champions in 1957 & 1959, World Champions in 1958. In 1960, Wren Blair began negotiations with Boston Bruins president Weston Adams to begin building the new Oshawa Generals; the agreement was made contingent on a new arena being built in Oshawa. The Oshawa Civic Auditorium would open in 1964. In the meantime, the Oshawa Generals were reactivated for the 1962–1963 as a team playing in the Metro Junior A League. For this year, the team played its home games at Maple Leaf Gardens. Fundraising for a new arena was well under way at the same time; the Generals wore red and blue jerseys until the 1965–66 season when they adopted the black and white of their parent team, the Boston Bruins.
In 1963 the Metro Junior A league was disbanded, Oshawa was readmitted in the OHA. Since the Toronto Marlboros used Maple Leaf Gardens as a home rink, the Generals team played out of nearby Bowmanville for one full season, part of another; the greatest player to wear an Oshawa Generals uniform, Bobby Orr, became a legend in the NHL and to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Orr was discovered by Wren Blair as a 14-year-old while playing a game in Ontario, he was signed to a contract and invited to training camp for the 1962–63 season. He would commute three hours from Parry Sound for all weekend games he played with the Generals that year. So, he was selected to the Metro Junior A League's second all-star team. During the 1963–64 season, Bobby Orr scored 29 goals to break the record for most goals by a defenceman held by Jacques Laperriere. Orr was selected as a first team all-star defenceman. During the 1964–65 season, the Generals moved into their new home at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium. Orr broke his own record, scoring 34 goals that season.
In the 1965–66 season, O
Robert Gordon Orr, OC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his ice skating speed and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenceman, he played in the National Hockey League for 12 seasons, starting with 10 with the Boston Bruins followed by two with the Chicago Black Hawks. Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies, he assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player. Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31, the youngest to be inducted at that time. In 2017 Orr was named one of the'100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. After his hockey career, he became a well-known scout for many professional teams, he spends time talking to and mentoring young skaters. Orr started in organized hockey at age eight.
He first played as a forward but moved to defence and was encouraged to use his skating skills to control play. Orr's play in Ontario provincial competition attracted the notice of NHL scouts as early as age twelve. At fourteen, Orr joined the Oshawa Generals, the Bruins' junior hockey affiliate, he was an all-star for three of his four seasons. In 1966, Orr joined the Boston Bruins, a team that had not won a Stanley Cup since 1941 and had not qualified for the playoffs since 1959. With Orr, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, lost in the 1974 Final. In both victories, Orr scored the clinching goal and was named the playoff MVP. In the final achievement of his career, he was the MVP of the 1976 Canada Cup international hockey tournament. In 1976, Orr left Boston as a free agent to join the Black Hawks, but repeated injuries had destroyed his left knee, he retired in 1978 at age 30. Orr's first professional contract was one of the first in professional ice hockey to be negotiated by an agent.
It made him the highest-paid player in NHL history as a rookie. His second contract was the first million-dollar contract in the NHL. However, after his retirement, Orr learned he was in debt and he had to sell off most of what he owned. Orr sued the Black Hawks to settle his contract. Orr and his family returned to Boston. Orr aided the investigations that led to Eagleson's fraud disbarment. Orr supported the lawsuit that exposed the corruption of the NHL's pension plan. Orr entered the player agent business in 1996 and today is president of the Orr Hockey Group agency; as of 2009, the agency represents over 30 active NHL players. Orr is active in charitable works and in television commercials. Since 1996, Orr has coached a team of junior hockey players in the annual CHL Top Prospects Game. Orr was married in 1972, he is a grandfather. Orr was born in the town of Parry Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay in Canada, his grandfather, Robert Orr, was a top-tier soccer pro player who emigrated from Ballymena, Northern Ireland to Parry Sound early in the 20th century.
Orr's father, Doug Orr, had once been a hockey prospect and was invited to join the Atlantic City Seagulls in 1942 but turned down the offer. Doug Orr instead joined the Royal Canadian Navy, he returned after the war to Parry Sound and Arva Steele, whom he had married before he left for war, to a job in the CIL dynamite factory. Doug and Arva had five children together: Patricia, Bobby and Doug Jr. Bobby was born on March 20, 1948 at St. Joseph's Hospital, where his grandmother Elsie Orr was a nurse. Bobby was a sick baby at birth and his survival was tenuous. Bobby Orr displayed his hockey talents from an early age. Orr played his first organized hockey in 1953 at age five, in the "minor squirt" division, a year after getting his first skates and playing shinny. Although he was tiny and somewhat frail, he soon was able to skate faster than anyone his own age, speed he demonstrated in races around the rink and in games; until he was ten years old, Orr played on the wing, as a forward. His coach, former NHL player Bucko McDonald moved Orr to defence.
Although Orr played defence, McDonald encouraged Orr to use his talents as a stickhandler and scorer to make offensive rushes. According to McDonald: "I used to tell Doug the kid was in his natural position when he played defence. You didn't have to be genius to see that – honest. I don't think Doug agreed, but he accepted my decision." Orr would credit McDonald: "Bucko taught me everything I know."Orr was noticed by the Boston Bruins in the spring of 1961, playing in a youth hockey tournament in Gananoque, Ontario. The Bruins' Wren Blair described him as "a combination of Doug Harvey and Eddie Shore." The Bruins pursued Orr. Blair made regular visits to the family home. In the fall of 1961, the Bruins invested CA$1,000 to sponsor his minor hockey team. Although three other NHL teams were interested in Orr, he signed in 1962 with the Bruins. Orr explained. They're rebuilding and I want to be part of that building program."Blair was involved with a plan to start a new Oshawa Generals franchise in a new arena in Oshawa, Ontario.
Despite the Bruins having a junior hockey franchise, the Niagara Falls Flyers, Blair convinced the Bruins to own another. He arranged a deal, but Orr would have to play f
Weston Adams (diplomat)
Weston Adams II is an American diplomat and lawyer born in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduation from the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Adams served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of The United States Air Force, with the rank of major general, he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, served as Associate Counsel to the Select Committee on Crime of the U. S. House of Representatives, he served as a member of the United States Presidential Delegation to the Inauguration of the President of the Dominican Republic in 1982. Adams served as a presidential elector in the U. S. Electoral College in 1980, he served on the U. S. National Commission to UNESCO from 1982–1984. Under President Ronald Reagan, Adams served as U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi in southern Africa from 1984-1986; as of 2016 he was a member of the Wilson Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Adams is the managing partner of the Weston Adams Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina, owner of Solar Filmworks as a film producer.
He produced and wrote the feature film, The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams with his son Julian Adams. The film is about his great grandfather. In 2006 Adams was made Knight of Grace in The Venerable Order of Saint John by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2007 The University of South Carolina awarded Adams with an honorary doctoral degree. Adams was granted the Order of the Palmetto by the Governor of South Carolina in 1974. Adams was made Knight Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of The Holy Trinity, was made Knight Grand Cross of The Imperial Order of Emperor Menelik II, by Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Adams is a scholar on Betsy Ross. Venerable Order of Saint John - Weston Adams Weston Adams Law Firm Council of American Ambassadors: Weston Adams Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Weston Adams The American Presidency Project: President Ronald Reagan's Nomination of Weston Adams The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Official Site Weston Adams Law Firm Council of American Ambassadors: Weston Adams Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Weston Adams The American Presidency Project: President Ronald Reagan's Nomination of Weston Adams The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Official Site
Suffolk Downs is a thoroughbred race track in the East Boston - Revere area, United States, The track opened in 1935 after being built by Joseph A. Tomasello for a cost of $2 million. A number of famous horses raced at the track, including Seabiscuit, Funny Cide, Cigar; the Massachusetts Handicap was the track's most significant annual event, last held in 2008. The track is a 1-mile dirt oval with a seven-furlong inner turf track. Non-race functions at the venue included the Hot Dog Safari; the track provides the name of the nearby MBTA Suffolk Downs subway station. Suffolk Downs is one of two live horse racing tracks in operation in Massachusetts, the other being Plainridge Racecourse; the racetrack was sold in May, 2017 to a developer who plans to create housing and a shopping district. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse stated that it plans to open up a new full time racecourse in Massachusetts. After parimutuel betting was legalized in Massachusetts, the Eastern Racing Association, Inc. was formed to open a thoroughbred race track in East Boston.
Businessman and former steeplechase jockey Bayard Tuckerman, Jr. was the corporation's first president. Harness racing promotor Allan J. Wilson was named vice president. Walter E. O'Hara, promoter of the Narragansett Park was named managing director of the track, however he backed out after a few months because he felt East Boston was not a suitable site for a race track and instead wanted to build a track in Framingham or Natick. Richard Danielson, Charles Adams, John R. Macomber were members of the track's first board of directors. Eastern Racing Association applied for a track charter and license on January 11, 1935 and on April 9, the Massachusetts Racing Commission granted the corporation a license to race in East Boston. Construction did not begin until April 29 due to legal entanglements; the track opened on July 10, 1935. The first card consisted of eight races, with the Commonwealth Stakes, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds, serving as the feature race; the Commonwealth Stakes featured twenty-two horses from eighteen stables, including horses owned by Edward R. Bradley, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.
The race was won by Bradley's Boxthorn, a starter in that year's Kentucky Derby. 35,000 spectators watched the first day of racing. That month, Seabiscuit would make his Suffolk Downs debut, finishing fourth in the Mayflower Stakes; the first MassCap was held on October 16, 1935 with Top Row taking first victory in the event. On May 7, 1936, Tuckerman stepped down as president, he was succeeded by Charles Adams. Adams himself would step aside in favor of James H. Connors in December 1937. Although Adams stated that he decided to give up the position to focus on his other interests, he would say that Connors was elected at the behest of Governor Charles F. Hurley. In 1939, Connors resigned as Suffolk Downs president amid allegations that he, his brother-in-law, Outdoor Amusements, Inc. attempted to gain control of horse racing in eastern Massachusetts. According to the Eastern Racing Association, Foley secretly worked to acquire a license for Outdoor Amusements, Inc. while Connors demanded that his fellow Eastern Racing Association shareholders sell him their stake in Suffolk Downs or they would not get any favorable racing dates.
The racing commission voted to revoke Outdoor Amusements' license due to misleading information in their application, but found that there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Outdoor Amusements and Foley. On June 29, 1936, Seabiscuit won an allowance race at Suffolk Downs; this was the first time trainer Tom Smith saw Seabiscuit race and he would recommend that Charles S. Howard purchase the horse. Smith and Howard would go on to make Seabiscuit a national hero. Seabiscuit would return to the track in 1937 to race in the Massachusetts Handicap; the race was attended by 40,000 people. Seabiscuit won the race in 1:49; the victory was Seabiscuit's seventh consecutive win, a career high. The winner’s purse of $51,780 was the largest of Seabiscuit’s career up to that point and would only be surpassed by his final victory, the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. In 1938, 60,000 people turned out to watch Seabiscuit defend his MassCap title against War Admiral. However, Seabiscuit was scratched due to an injury minutes before post time.
The race was won by Menow. War Admiral finished fourth, breaking his streak of eleven-consecutive victories and marking the only time in his career that he would finish out of the money. On July 15, 1942, Whirlaway succeeded Seabiscuit as the all-time leading money-earner by winning the MassCap. During World War II, the track continued to hold races. On August 8, 1942 Suffolk Downs donated $625,000 to the National War Fund; this contribution was the single largest donation to the war effort by any sports venue. On February 20, 1944, the Aldred Investment Trust purchased a majority of the voting stock in the Eastern Racing Association. Gordon B. Hanlon was elected president of Suffolk Downs. Three months the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had filed a complaint in federal court accusing Hanlon his fellow directors of the Aldred Investment Trust of gross abuse of the trust, including drastically changing the investment policy of the trust without giving adequate notice to security holders by purchasing stock in the Eastern Racing Association.
On January 19, 1945, Judge George Clinton Sweeney found Hanlon and five other Aldred officials guilty of gross abuse of the trust and control of the track was given to the trus