Dan Patch Two Step
Quarter horse racing was a big event, the top athletes were like movie stars and they shared the spotlight with their horses. This sheet music commemorates a victory. Dan Patch (April 29, 1896-July 11, 1916) was the outstanding pacer of his day. Dan Patch broke world speed records at least 14 times in the early 1900s, finally setting the world's record for the fastest mile by a harness horse (1m:55s) during a time trial in 1906. Dan Patch was a brown American bred Standardbred stallion.