From the time of the world champion trotter’s retirement in 1940 until the time of his death in 1965, Dooley Putnam was Greyhound’s companion and friend. Urged by fans, family and friends to share the story of their association with the great horse, Dooley’s wife Leone began drafting the story she would title, Dooley And the Gray Ghost. While never completed, the manuscript is a charming introduction to both man and horse.
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has been afforded the honor of publishing the manuscript by members of the Putnam family. The author’s prose, “in language pertinent to horsemen,” remains unchanged by the staff editors. The book includes a wealth of photographs from both the Putnam family and the Harness Racing Museum.