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Flying Horses

06 Nov

As long as we’re horsing around …

Who in the orbit of Errolworld was the first to fly a horse to a thoroughbred race?

He or she was:

1) A singer

2) A movie actor

3) A radio broadcaster

4) A horse breeder and trainer

5) Owner of a famous home and property

6) The flying horse won, paying $38 on a $2 bet, at a track Seabiscuit famously raced at, and the only track in the U.S. permitted to stay ooen during WW II.

7) Along on the (Flying Tiger) flight came a filly as company

flying-horse

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. beachgal

    November 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Bing Crosby

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    November 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Excellent answer, beachgal. Almost Bingo!

    Bing fits the bill, except for having been the man behind the
    first flying horse.

    Being that it’s Sunday morning, here’s a timely clue to the singing actor who once broadcasted a famous radio show from his famous home and property:

    P. S. He rode regularly in the Pasadena Rose Parade, often on a Peruvian Paso. … And, oh yes, once ran for President!

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  3. beachgal

    November 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Stuart Hamblen

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  4. Gentleman Tim

    November 7, 2016 at 1:15 am

    To the Winner’s Circle, beachgal! You ran away with it.
    Stuart Hamblen it was, the man who owned El Lobo, the first flying horse – on Flying Tiger Airliine, no less.

    And that’s him below hanging out at Mulholland before he sold it to Ricky Nelson.

    articles.latimes.com…

    StuartPastureSM.jpg

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    • rswilltell

      November 8, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Tim; I enjoy your puzzles! Ralph Schiller

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      • Gentleman Tim

        November 9, 2016 at 12:05 am

        Thank you, Ralph. That’s very kind of you. I’m learning the clues of these quizzes right along with everyone else, only discovering these topics and answers just before putting them up on the blog. It’s rewarding that they are being enjoyed by such a distinguished Flynnmate!

        Here’s a brief account of The Hamblens’ finding and living at Mulholland Farm:

        www.paladincom.com…

        And here’s Stuart singing his legendary This Ole House when he lived at Errol’s legendary ole house:

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        • Gentleman Tim

          November 9, 2016 at 12:32 am

          Hi again Ralph,

          Being that it’s Election Day, I thought I’d go a’googling for a HAMLIN FOR PRESIDENT button. I found one, but guess what else found! – a photo of Stuart Hamblin with some of the old Sons of the Pioneers, IN FRONT ERROL’S OLD KNOTTED PINE LIVING ROOM WALL – WITH WHAT I BELIEVE IS LIKELY EL LOBO THE FLYING HORSE WINNING AT EITHER BAY MEADOWS OR PERHAPS SANTA ANITA!

          How cool is that!!

          www.bobnolan-sop.net…

          hamblen-candidate.jpg

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          • rswilltell

            November 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

            Tim; That is a great photo of Stuart Hamblen and the wonderful Sons Of The Pioneers in Errol’s old knotted pine living room. Too bad we don’t have a recording of Hamblen and the Sons Of The Pioneers singing in great harmony those unforgettable cowboy songs! Thanks Ralph Schiller

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