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The Hays-Heighe House Horse Racing Photographs Collection contains one color and twenty-one black and white montages of race day photographs taken between 1934 and 1951 of prize-winning horses raised and trained at Prospect Hill Farm owned by Robert H. and Anne Heighe of Harford County, Maryland.

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Collection Location: Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College

Zebra with jockey J. Renick at Tropical Park Race Track on December 26, 1936Collection Overview: The Hays-Heighe House Horse Racing Photographs Collection contains one color and twenty-one black and white montages of race day photographs taken between 1934 and 1951 of prize-winning horses raised and trained at Prospect Hill Farm once owned by Robert H. and Anne Heighe of Harford County, Maryland and now the campus of Harford Community College.

Once the manor house for the Heighes, the Hays-Heighe House maintains the archives of Prospect Hill Farm and of the thoroughbreds raised by Mrs. Heighe there and raced at tracks in Maryland and as far away as Long Branch outside of Toronto, Canada and Tropical Park in Miami, Florida. The collection is also associated with two trainers prominent in Harford County and Maryland racing who worked for the Heighes, Jack Boniface and Joe Mergler.Copier crossing the finish line at Laurel Race Course on October 25, 1951

 
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