Last week I received a telephone call from Kirk Rau. Kirk was researching a painting that he had purchased at auction more than twenty years ago. The painting was of a harness racing horse by the name of Pershing Hanover with Jimmy Jordan up. As Kirk searched the web for information he found the Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center blog. Today I visited with Kirk and he allowed me to photograph his painting and gave permission to share the image on the Lost Trotting Parks blog.
If anyone has any information or stories to share on the life of Jimmy Jordan or the horse Pershing Hanover, e-mail Stephen D. Thompson. Florence Drew of Augusta purchased Pershing Hanover at auction in 1945 for $1,700.00.