Ethawa – bad timing

by Lisa Harkema

Born in 1941 at Charley Mills’ farm Gestüt Lindenhof in Templin, Ethawa was a talented trotter with a great pedigree but both the birthplace as well as the birthyear made things impossible.

Sired by Walter Dear and out of Ethelinda, his sire was a Hambletonian winner and his dam, winner of the 1923 Kentucky Futurity, had already produced a Hambletonian winner in McLin Hanover. Surely there were high hopes to Ethawa but Berlin in 1945 was not exactly suited to racing.

While the communists raided Gestüt Lindenhof, Ethawa was one of the horses NOT taken from Charley Mills’ farm toward the end of the war. Unfortunately, both his sire and his dam were however taken by Soviet soldiers and never seen again.

Ethawa was used at stud in West-Germany after the war and was a decent stallion, though nothing special. He’s found in horses like Rambo Corner (winner 1992 Derby, 1993 Grosser Preis von Deutschland), his paternal grandsire Corner (3rd 1979 European Championship for 5-year-olds) and Chouchou des Dames (second 1999 German Derby)

The picture is most likely taken in 1944. Charley Mills up.