Famous Horses of America; Containing Fifty-Nine Portraits of the Celebrities of the American Turf, Past and Present. with Short Biographies

Famous Horses of America; Containing Fifty-Nine Portraits of the Celebrities of the American Turf, Past and Present. with Short Biographies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...heats ever trotted in a race. She commenced the campaign of 1875, at Jackson, Mich., June 18, where she won a heat in 2:28, but lost the race. She was subsequently beaten at East Saginaw, Detroit, Chicago (winning fourth heat in 2:25), Cleveland, Poughkeepsie (winning first heat in 2:17i), Rochester, Utica, and Hartford. At Springfield she beat Lula and Nettie in 2:22--2:24--2:22. And at Elmira, N. Y., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1875, in the Free-for-all Race, she dropped dead at the quarter-pole in the first heat. She had been slightly ailing from the prevailing epizootic, but it was thought that she had recovered so far that there was no danger in starting her in this race. A post-mortem examination showed her lungs in a congested condition, engorged with blood.--Spirit of the Times. 14 (SEE FRONTISPIECE.) EXTER was bred by Mr. Jonathan Hawkins, of Orange County, New York. He was foaled in 1858, and bought, when four years old, by Mr. George B. Alloy, for $400. Although a fine colt, he had been held in disfavor because of his four white legs and blaze in the face. At that time he was practically unbroken, and had never had a feed of oats in his life. Mr. Alley had him broken in harness, and drove him a little, but Dexter was very high-strung and nervous. Two accidents happened--one when he was in a sleigh and the other to a wagon. He ran away both times. In the fall of his five-year-old season, the young horse was sent to Hiram Woodruff, and after a very short time he went in 2:42 to wagon. The following week he was tried a mile in harness, and trotted in 2:31 J. He then fell lame behind, from kicking in his stall, as was supposed. He was turned out, and taken up again on the 1st of December, after which Mr. Alley drove him and Baby Belle...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948742
  • 9781236948748