NORWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A RACE HORSE
NAMED "NORWOOD OHIO"

In the early 20th century there was a thoroughbred racehorse named "Norwood Ohio." The following race information has been found. It appears that it raced in the winters at New Orleans. In the handbook HORSES IN TRAINING, 1907, Norwood Ohio is listed under the "Miscellaneous" section as a chestnut-colored five-year old gelding, sired by Buck Massie by dam Liebe ...
Norwood Ohio, ch g, 5, by Buck Massie-Leibe. Frank
Smith

If anyone has more data on this horse or its owner Frank Smith, please let us known.


                       RACE STATISTICS
DATE OF RACE    TRACK      RACE DISTANCE  WEIGHT   JOCKEY    ODDS    FINISH
    1904
April 21     Nashville     5th  4-1/2furlongs                         also ran
             (Cumberland Park) 
December 24  New Orleans   2nd  5furlongs 107lbs R. Johnson 20 to 1   1st
    1905
January 3    New Orleans   5th  6furlongs  89lbs  Aubuchon   6 to 1   2nd
January 28   New Orleans   6th  6furlongs                             9th1
February 1   New Orleans   3rd  1 mile	                             10th1
March 27     New Orleans   3rd  1 mile    107 lbs  Nicol.    7 to 1   2nd
April 7      New Orleans   2nd  7furlongs                             6th
December 28  New Orleans   3rd  6furlongs  99 lbs  Freeman  20 to 1   2nd
December 30  New Orleans   1st  6furlongs                            13th1
    1906
January 4    New Orleans2  2nd  6furlongs                             8th1
January 29   New Orleans3  2nd      ~     138 lbs  McClain  10 to 1   3rd
January 31   New Orleans2  1st  6furlongs                             6th?
February 21  New Orleans2  1st  6furlongs                             6th?
February 24  New Orleans2  1st  6furlongs                            11th1
February 26  New Orleans2  3rd  5-1/2 furlongs                        8th1
March 1      New Orleans2  2nd  5-1/2 furlongs                        7th
March 3      New Orleans2  3rd  5 furlongs-handicap                   7th
    1907
February 6   New Orleans   4th  5furlongs 104 lbs                  unknown
    1908
February 11  Los Angeles   6th  5-1/2 furlongs  99 lbs                 ?
  (4 year olds and upward) "runs well in mud" 
February 14  Los Angeles   7th  5-1/2 furlongs  104 lbs               5th (selling race)
March 22     Oakland       1st  Futurity Course (170ft less than 3/4mi) ?
   marked as "Runs well in mud"
March 28     Oakland       7th  3-4 mile  106-1/2lbs                  4th (selling race) 
   "Norwood Ohio finished like a shot."  Daily Racing Form
June 4       Oakland       2nd  3/4 mile  121 lbs                  scratched

1may be last place; 2Fair Grounds; 3City Park; ~short course steeplechase 
The 1904 and 1905 races may have been at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.
    


Note: in the 1880s there was a horse name "Ayacucho" who was renamed "Norwood." There is no indication that this horse was named after our town, but this may have been the reason "Norwood Ohio" was given that name intead of "Norwood."


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