As a golfer who used to laugh at the threat of lightning, I thank you for Robert F. Jones' article. A word to the wise is sufficient. I have no desire to challenge Roy C. (Dooms) Sullivan's record.
That was a nice article on Silk Stockings, the filly that won the OTB Classic for 3-year-old pacers and set a world record at Monticello (Silky Sets the Cold Standard, Aug. 4). However, you gave the name of the sire (Most Happy Fella) but never mentioned the dam, Maryellen Hanover, bred at the Hanover Shoe Farms and sold as a yearling in 1964. She foaled Silky in 1972.
W. TODD DEVAN, M.D.
Silky won the race but the kids at the Au Clair School for autistic children are the real winners. My hat is off to Ken and Claire Mazik. They are worth all the gold in the world.