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“Little Pat” Horse Racing Memorabilia Donated to Hall of Fame


Little Pat: Photos courtesy Harness Racing Museum


 

In the July 19, 2022, The Progress News featured racehorse an article on a racehorse name “Little Pat” who was a premier racehorse in the late 1930s and early ’40s. The horse was owned by Guy B. Hunter of Emlenton at the time of the horse’s death. The horse was buried on the Hunt Lo Farm in Emlenton in 1965.

The horse was originally owned and raced by A.J. Worsham of Bourbon, Indiana in the early 1900s.

The family of Mike Worsham (A.J. Worsham’s grandson) would like to thank the readers of who reached out and provided him with more information about “Little Pat”. “Through your article in The Progress News, we learned some history of this horse and were contacted by several people of Emlenton who were aware of and remembered the horse and where he retired. We also have learned some history from the National Museum that our family didn't know,” stated Worsham in an email to The Progress News.

In August Mike and his wife Karen were able to make a trip to Goshen New York to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame where they donated a 1936 trophy that Little Pat had won as well as some family items in honor of Little Pat and his grandfather.

The museum is home to over 40,000 pieces of harness racing memorabilia and captures the memories of harness racing through the years.

Mike and his family are currently looking to see if anyone in the area would have any memorabilia pertaining to Little Pat that they would donate to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. The only items the Hall of Fame had on Little Pat were what Mike donated when his family had owned the horse, nothing when he became famous and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Little Pat established world records at 2, 3, 4, and as an aged pacer. He won 73 out of 104 races. Little Prat retired in 1943 and lived until 1965. Little Pat earned $43,563 in his career. He was elected as immortal in 1974.

If anyone has any information on this they can call Mike at 574-551-5352.

Check out what the museum has to offer at harnessmuseum.com

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