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Re: Van Mac
Posted by Harry Blaine on 12/21/2019, 10:32 am, in reply to "Re: Van Mac
>I always liked a runnin' dog. Still do.
Derbies were just older puppies, placed on race. Dogs weren't broke 'till the summer after their derby year. Nobody ever hurt a young dog by summer breaking after it's puppy season.
George Tracy once told me that he thought the way they ran derbies in Ohio was the best way. "But" I said, "You're fall derbies are broke!" "Right but I'd rather break them a year later, better for the dogs!" That was a long time ago but I never forgot it. Harry