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This incredible collection of admission ribbons was curated over a period of decades. Any of these are virtually impossible to find, let alone a collection such as this. 1) 1871: Second six-day meeting in August. In addition to Longfellow & Joe Daniels winning, Harry Bassett won Kenner Stakes. 2) 1871: 4th day, 8/19 walkover by Longfellow. 3) 1871: 5th day, 8/22 - Joe Daniels Won. 4) 1873: 2nd day, 7/26 - Minnie W. won the Alabama & Harry Bassett out in the second race. 5) 1874: Match Day. August Belmont ran Gray Planet against time establishing the FASTEST MILE ON RECORD. 6) 1873: 5th day, 8/2 - John Hunter & William Travers won the first, Belmont won The Sequel Stakes & in last race Hubbard won,defeating Harry Bassett. 7) 1873: Light blue, no date. 8) 1873: Light green, no date. 9) 1874: 1st day, 8/8 - Chesapeake, a favorite for next year's Derby, won the Kentucky Stakes, and Survivor (won last year's inaugural Preakness) ran 4th in the summer handicap. 10) 1874: 2nd meeting, no date. 11) 1874: 8/22 Benefit of the School Fund. The two races on the flat were won by jockeys weighing 87 and 83 pounds. The hurdle race took three heats and it was extremely rare then for cash payments to be paid for finishing in third. All were prominently displayed at the National Museum of Racing over the last two years, and are extremely rare and valuable.
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Summer/August 2006 Catalog