We have maps and pictures as well as the evidence of foundations but is anyone alive that was eyewitness to tell us of its existence? That summit nowadays lies under at least six feet of water.
With the advent of the new sulky a mile became as common as eyebrows.The ”modified” sulky broke the barrier when the incomparable Niatross’ time trialed in .1m at Lexington’s Red Mile in October of 1980.We still watch with apprehension as the waves approach our cottages and land-marks and the space around us continues to go from land, to sand, to sea.Perhaps with our realization that we are merely tenants on this planet called Earth, it becomes an affirmation that we are all part of a much grander plan.The pair were the projected successors of Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, future hall of famers in their final season with Green Bay.
The two rookies were on the College All-Star team that lost to the NFL champion Packers 38–0 at Soldier Field in Chicago, and they joined the Packers' training camp after the game, and they were tabbed the "Gold Dust Twins." When Harness Racing was dubbed “America’s Fastest Growing Sport” in the late `50’s they were 1-2 and 2-1 in money earnings as they exemplified class and finesse in campaigning their stables.
It is the submerged evidence of an ongoing process.
Erosion continues as the sea reclaims what was hers once more.
Up until that year besting a mile was the hallmark of excellence in the sport and they were each recorded individually in the USTA year books beginning with Star Pointer's initial In tennis there was Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall.
For five straight years, beginning in 1952, Hoad was ranked in the world top 10 for amateurs, reaching the World No. Hoad was a member of the Australian team that between 19 won the Davis Cup four times. Kenneth Robert ("Ken") Rosewall was another “Aussie” tennis player from that same era and he is considered to be one of the top male tennis players of all time.
The explosion of speed of 1976 was when the modified sulky was put into use.