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A Sulky Racer 1850 – 1860

George lngalls was a well known horse trainer and driver in races, who had many adventures on the turf. He was a capable trainer and driver and very honest and straightforward. George had been a driver on the Southern Circuit … Continue reading

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[Horses] February 1874

Horses were a topic. There were two runaways of horses with cutters but no damage was done. At the Elbow on the ice, John Brett’s “Billy Button” won three heats of four from H. C. Hall’s “Sure Thing.” The proprietor … Continue reading

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Some Horses in Whitehall In 1874

Interest in horses has increased lately in Whitehall as well, as in other parts of the country. An interesting TV program that has attracted many is called The American Horse and Horseman and appeals to the owners of Whitehall’s quarter … Continue reading

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[Ice Racing] December 1874

The ice racing season opened Monday 2 Dec. The ice is in excellent condition. The Whitehall Trotting association has already caused several tracks to be scraped, straight as arrows, to enable contesting horses to prepare themselves for the coming contest. … Continue reading

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[Knight's Riding Park] July 1882

George Knight enclosed his half mile driving and trotting park on E.P. Wood’s with a high board fence. Built last year, it was one of the best parks in New York State. His opening season, July 17, 18, 19, with … Continue reading

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[41st Washington County Fair] – 1882

Race horses entered in the Whitehall Racing Park for a $60 purse were Farmers Daughter, Annie Gilligan, Bald Hornet and Plow Boy. Events in September 1882 included the 41st annual fair of Washington County at Sandy Hill (Hudson Falls), 5-9 … Continue reading

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[Horse Racing] – June 1884

George Knight was trying to make the area into a fine racing arena. The first races of the summer were this month. However, the local horses of Orwell, Fair Haven, and Granville were not entered when their owners discovered some … Continue reading

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[Some Horse Racing] October 1884

A most exciting race took place 29 September [1884] when Seth McFarran’s mare, John O’Rourke’s horse, and Nelson O’Donnell’s horse competed, best 3 in 5. The account says shots were taken of the drivers and the caroms they made. (Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Ice Racing? (title unknown)

The first horse race on the ice was held 24 December between Phineas Benjamin’s Speculator and Harding’s bay horse of Comstock. Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – The Whitehall Independent – December 19, 1984

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