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Harness Racing

Harness racing is a sport where horse is pulling two-wheeled cart called a sulky.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Lady Woodruff, Miller's damsel, General Darcy and Stella: trotting for a purse of $800 mile heats best 3 in. 5 in. harness
In harness racing, a Standardbred horse pulling a light two-wheeled vehicle called a sulky. Harness racing horses are of two kinds:
- the pacing horse or pacer, that moves both legs on one side of its body at the same time;
- the trotting horse, or trotter, strides with its left front and right rear leg moving forward simultaneously, then right front and left rear together.
Harness racing is ancient. Assyrians trained horses to draw chariots, to use them in a war, a sport of hunting. Homer mentioned of the chariot race in the Iliad. Four-horse hitch chariot races took place in the Olympic Games of the 7th century bc.
Chariot racing came into great prominence in Rome. A perfect site for chariot racing Circus Maximus, that could hold 200,000 spectators, was built in Rome. In the reign of Augustus (27 bc–ad 14), there were 12 races a day; by Flavius’ reign (69–96), the number rose to 100, from daybreak until sundown, the length of races being shortened to accommodate the larger number. The chariot disappeared as a military vehicle and chariot racing ended with the fall of Rome in the 4th century; modern harness racing did not begin to evolve until early in the 19th century.
In the early 19th century there were trotting tracks in the United States. Yankee trotted a mile over the track at Harlem, New York, in 1806, Boston at the Hunting Park track and in Philadelphia in 1810. In 1830s harness racing thrived at county fairs. In 1871 the Grand Circuit, the Quadrilateral Trotting Combination, was established and grew from 4 to 23 tracks. In 1879 the Standardbred horse was established in the United States.
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Pelham: July 2nd, 1849 trotted one mile in harness, over the Centreville course carrying 175 lbs, in 2:28

Pelham: July 2nd, 1849 trotted one mile in harness, over the Centrevil...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5139

"Mac": June 28th 1853 in a match with "Tacony" over the union course L.I. mile heats in harness, won the two first heats in 2:28-2:29

"Mac": June 28th 1853 in a match with "Tacony" over the union course L...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4174

Lady Woodruff, Miller's damsel, General Darcy and Stella: trotting for a purse of $800 mile heats best 3 in. 5 in. harness

Lady Woodruff, Miller's damsel, General Darcy and Stella: trotting for...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3670

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Ethan Allen" and "George M. Patchen": In the first quarter of their great match to Wagons for $2000-mile heats. Over the Union Course, L.I. October 28th 1858. Eathan Allen winning in the remarkable time of 2:28

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Ethan Allen" and "George M. Patchen...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1031.

Ethan Allen & Mate and Lantern & Mate: crossing the score "a dead heat" time 2:24 1/2 In their great match for $10,000 over the Union Course, L.I. May 18th 1859, mile heats best 3 in 5 to wagons.

Ethan Allen & Mate and Lantern & Mate: crossing the score "a dead heat...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1904

George M. Patchen, Brown Dick and Millers Dansel: in their splendid trotting contest for a purse of $500 - over the Union Course L.I. July 7th 1859

George M. Patchen, Brown Dick and Millers Dansel: in their splendid tr...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2550

Celebrated trotting mare Lady Thorne, formerly "Maid of Ashland"

Celebrated trotting mare Lady Thorne, formerly "Maid of Ashland"

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1011.

Gray Eagle / J. Cameron.

Gray Eagle / J. Cameron.

Print showing the horse Gray Eagle pulling a four-wheel sulky with driver. Title from item. Entered according to act of Congress AD. 1866 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of District Court of the United... more

Trotting stallion George M. Patchen Jr. of California: by George M. Patchen, dam an abdallah mare

Trotting stallion George M. Patchen Jr. of California: by George M. Pa...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6688

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Young Woful" and "Abdallah Chief": On the last quarter of their great five mile race, in Harness. Over the Fashion Course, L.I. Nov. 4th 1865. Time: 13:53

The celebrated trotting Stallions "Young Woful" and "Abdallah Chief": ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1032.

The celebrated trotting Stallion George Wilkes, formerly "Robert Fillingham": by Hambletonian, dam Dolly Spanker, by Mambrino. As he appeared in his great Wagon Race against Lady Thorne. Over the union course L.I. June 14th 1866,-match $1000 mile heats best 3 in 5 to Wagons

The celebrated trotting Stallion George Wilkes, formerly "Robert Filli...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1025.

Lady Thorn and Mountain Boy: in their great match for $2000 mile heats best, 3 in 5, in harness

Lady Thorn and Mountain Boy: in their great match for $2000 mile heats...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3664

Trotting stallion Mambrino Champion owned by M.F. Foote

Trotting stallion Mambrino Champion owned by M.F. Foote

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6693

The celebrated trotting mare Widow McChree, formerly called "Mary Hoyt": Owned by Capt. Isaiah Rynders, N.Y. sired by Old American Star, he by Sir Henry, by Sir Archy, by imp Diomed, her dam by Duroc, by Old Duroc, by imp Diomed

The celebrated trotting mare Widow McChree, formerly called "Mary Hoyt...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1017.

Goldsmith Maid and American Girl: in the "brush home" of their capital race of six closely contested heats over the Union Course L.I. July 4th 1868

Goldsmith Maid and American Girl: in the "brush home" of their capital...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2625

Trotting mare American Girl driven by M. Roden

Trotting mare American Girl driven by M. Roden

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6667

Trotting stallion Tom Moore driven by Danl. Mace: sired by Hambletonian  dam by Townsend Mare  raised by John Minchin  Goshen  Orange County, N.Y.

Trotting stallion Tom Moore driven by Danl. Mace: sired by Hambletonia...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6708

The trotting mare Goldsmith Maid driven by Budd Doble

The trotting mare Goldsmith Maid driven by Budd Doble

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6672

Music: Chestnut Mare, by Middletown, dam by Roe's Fiddler

Music: Chestnut Mare, by Middletown, dam by Roe's Fiddler

Artist: Thomas Worth (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4640

Lula: Bay Mare, by Alexander's Norman, dam by imp. Hooten

Lula: Bay Mare, by Alexander's Norman, dam by imp. Hooten

Artist: Thomas Worth (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4168

Occident: (formerly "Wonder,") brown gelding, by pacing stallion St. Clair, dam's pedigree unknown

Occident: (formerly "Wonder,") brown gelding, by pacing stallion St. C...

Artist: Thomas Worth (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4912

Champion trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H.S. Russell, Milton Mass.: By Blanco, dam by Herod's Tuckahoe

Champion trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H.S. Russell, Milton Mass...

G10211 U.S. Copyright Office. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1087

Occident. Owned by Leland Stanford. Driven by Jas. Tennant

Occident. Owned by Leland Stanford. Driven by Jas. Tennant

H9139 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit 1877 Aug. 11. Note on front of photo: Photographed by Muybridge in less than the one-thousandth part of a second, while the horse was trotting at the rate of thirty... more

Othello!: trotting stallion

Othello!: trotting stallion

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5023

Diploma awarded by

Diploma awarded by

Print showing farm animals, tools, and produce, and horse racing scenes. 2110 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Signed on stone "Stecher Lith Co." lower right.

Percheron stallion Duc de Chartres, imported by A. Rogy: winner of first prize, grand gold medal, at the Concours Hippique Regional; held at Alencon, France, in 1873

Percheron stallion Duc de Chartres, imported by A. Rogy: winner of fir...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5148

Trinket, by Princeps, dam Ouida, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

Trinket, by Princeps, dam Ouida, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

4544 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6636

Apollo: sired by Seneca Chief, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian; dam and G.D. by Sons of Hill's Black Hawk, G.G.D. a messenger mare

Apollo: sired by Seneca Chief, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian; dam and G.D. ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0267

Yon Yonson

Yon Yonson

X44967 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: An easy winner. Created and "copyrighted 1892 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti, N.Y., Lon." No. 4795.B. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park /

"Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan c... more

Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks' great English play, Sporting life

Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks' great English play, Sporting life

48683 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: De-Carteret plays his last card. De-Carteret, "I object to Lady-Love being declared the winner, because Lord Woodstock is dead, and ... should therefore be disqualified! Cre... more

Sporting life written by Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks.

Sporting life written by Cecil Raleigh & Seymour Hicks.

48673 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The great English Derby. Before the start. Created and "copyright 1898 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & N.Y." Jacob Litt, proprietor. N.Y. no. 8182. Forms part of: Thea... more

Finish Gold Cup race, 2nd heat, August 1904

Finish Gold Cup race, 2nd heat, August 1904

Photograph shows three harness horse racers racing side-by-side on track. Copyright 1905 by O. V. Greene, Cleveland, Ohio. No. H55444. Alternate title: The second heat finish of a Gold Cup race, Aug. 1904. Titl... more

The new Smart Set

The new Smart Set

Caption: A sure winner. Created and "copyright 1906 by The U.S. Lithograph Co, Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 10059. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Conneaut Lake Fair

Conneaut Lake Fair

J132274 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; W. W. Wilt; September 24, 1909.

New grand-stand, The Butler County Agricultural Society, Hamilton, Ohio, opening day, October 1st, 1913

New grand-stand, The Butler County Agricultural Society, Hamilton, Ohi...

J187270 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Young & Carl; November 14, 1913. Copyright claimant's address: Cincinnati, U.S.A.

Garrison's finish, winning life's handicap a race track drama in three reels.

Garrison's finish, winning life's handicap a race track drama in three...

Motion picture poster for "Garrison's Finish" shows a man facing a jockey, both with their fists clinched. In the background is a horse race.

Grey mare Emma B. by Bayard

Grey mare Emma B. by Bayard

Artist: E. Forbes (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2883

The queen of the turf "Lady Thorn" driven by Dan Pfifer: trotting a mile heat in harness in 2:08 3/4, at Narragansett Park, Providence, October 8th, 1869

The queen of the turf "Lady Thorn" driven by Dan Pfifer: trotting a mi...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5439

The trotting mare "American Girl" driven by M. Roden / J. Cameron.

The trotting mare "American Girl" driven by M. Roden / J. Cameron.

A harness racing portrait showing American Girl, a trotting mare, pulling a high-wheeled sulky and driver. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6668

The celebrated trotting mare "Goldsmith Maid" driven by Budd Doble Trotting in harness at Buffalo, August 11th, 1871, mile heats best 3 in 5, time 2:19 3/4, 2:19 1/4, 2:19, beating "Lucy" and "American Girl."

The celebrated trotting mare "Goldsmith Maid" driven by Budd Doble Tro...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1007

The celebrated trotting Stallion Ethan Allen in double harness, with running mate: Driven by Dan Mace, trotting against Dexter to Sulky on the fashion course, L.I. June 21st 1867, winning in three straight heats in the unparalleled time of 2:15 2:16 2:19

The celebrated trotting Stallion Ethan Allen in double harness, with r...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1020.

Celebrated trotting horse Henry, driven by John Murphy: As he appeared at Prospect Park, L.I. June 27th 1872, in his trot with Goldsmith Maid and Lucy

Celebrated trotting horse Henry, driven by John Murphy: As he appeared...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0995.

Judge Fullerton: as he appeared in harness, driven by Dan Mace

Judge Fullerton: as he appeared in harness, driven by Dan Mace

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3568

The celebrated trotting mare Huntress beating Dutchman's 3 mile time: 1872-Sept. 23rd Prospect Fair grounds L.I. purse $1,250 dash three miles, with $1000 added, to the horse beating Dutchmans time 7:32 1/2 $700 to first, $350 to second, $200 to third

The celebrated trotting mare Huntress beating Dutchman's 3 mile time: ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1010.

Harry Bassett and Longfellow at Saratoga, N.Y., July 16th 1872 [and] at Long Branch, N.J., July 2nd 1872.

Harry Bassett and Longfellow at Saratoga, N.Y., July 16th 1872 [and] a...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2963

Fleety golddust: By old golddust, dam a Morgan mare

Fleety golddust: By old golddust, dam a Morgan mare

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2176

Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5522

Best time on record. Three heats in 2:193/4, 2:161/2, 2:16: Goldsmith Maid and Judge Fullerton, in their great trot at East Saginaw, Mich. July 16th 1874

Best time on record. Three heats in 2:193/4, 2:161/2, 2:16: Goldsmith ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0570

Trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H.S. Russell,(Milton, Mass.): by Blanco, dam by Herod's Tuckahoe

Trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H.S. Russell,(Milton, Mass.): by B...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6704

The celebrated trotting horse Camors, by the Gen. Knox, dam by Black Hawk: Won the first two heats in the contest for the $7,500 purse, at Buffalo, N.Y. August 7, 1874

The celebrated trotting horse Camors, by the Gen. Knox, dam by Black H...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0993.

Nettie: by Rysdyk's Hambletonian, dam, and American star mare

Nettie: by Rysdyk's Hambletonian, dam, and American star mare

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4791

The celebrated trotting mare Lula, owned by Mr. Joseph Harker: By Alexander's Norman, dam thoroughbred

The celebrated trotting mare Lula, owned by Mr. Joseph Harker: By Alex...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1014.

Gold dust

Gold dust

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2617

Lady Maud: bay mare, by General Knox; pedigree of dam, unknown

Lady Maud: bay mare, by General Knox; pedigree of dam, unknown

9782 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3647

The great race at Baltimore, Oct. 24th, 1877: between the three grand champions of the American Turf, Parole, Ten Broeck & Tom Ochiltree

The great race at Baltimore, Oct. 24th, 1877: between the three grand ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2862

The celebrated trotting Stallion Jay Gould, the property of H.N. Smith, Esq: Fashion Stud Farm, Trenton, N.J.

The celebrated trotting Stallion Jay Gould, the property of H.N. Smith...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1026.

The celebrated trotting mare Lucille Golddust, driven by Chas. S. Green: by Golddust, dam by Bald Hornet - record 2:16 1/4

The celebrated trotting mare Lucille Golddust, driven by Chas. S. Gree...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1012.

Celebrated trotting horse Prospero, by messenger Duroc, by Henry Clay: Driven by Dan Mace. Record, 2:20

Celebrated trotting horse Prospero, by messenger Duroc, by Henry Clay:...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1002.

Lucille: by Exchequer

Lucille: by Exchequer

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4151

Croxie: By Clark chief. Record 2:19 1/4

Croxie: By Clark chief. Record 2:19 1/4

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1438.

The celebrated trotting Stallion Woodford Mambrino: Sired by Mambrino Chief, dam Woodbine by Woodford, by Kosciusko

The celebrated trotting Stallion Woodford Mambrino: Sired by Mambrino ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1030.

Proteine: by Blackwood, dam by Mambrino Chorister

Proteine: by Blackwood, dam by Mambrino Chorister

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5385

Dick Swiveller: By Walkill chief, dam a Clay Mare

Dick Swiveller: By Walkill chief, dam a Clay Mare

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1717.

The Parson's colt: hears a trotter behind him and won't be stopped, if it is Sunday

The Parson's colt: hears a trotter behind him and won't be stopped, if...

Artist: Thomas Worth (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5103

The grey mare Lucy, the pacing queen of the famous quartette of 1879

The grey mare Lucy, the pacing queen of the famous quartette of 1879

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2884

Deacon's Mare: Geting the word go! From a bad little boy on sunday morning

Deacon's Mare: Geting the word go! From a bad little boy on sunday mor...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1592.

Bay Stallion Hambrino, by Edward Everett

Bay Stallion Hambrino, by Edward Everett

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0495

The pacing wonder Sleepy Tom, the Blind Horse: with Phillips, his driver coaxing him to "go in and win" sired by Tom Rolfe, son of Old Pocohantus

The pacing wonder Sleepy Tom, the Blind Horse: with Phillips, his driv...

Artist: Scott Leighton (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5081

Rowdy Boy, the black whirlwind of the pacing quartette of 1879 / J.C.

Rowdy Boy, the black whirlwind of the pacing quartette of 1879 / J.C.

Horse and jockey on track. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5665.

The grand trotting stallion Bonesetter, by the Brooks Horse - by Pilot Jr.

The grand trotting stallion Bonesetter, by the Brooks Horse - by Pilot...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2764

The celebrated trotting Stallion France's Alexander by Ben Patchen, dam by Canada Jack: Record 2:19

The celebrated trotting Stallion France's Alexander by Ben Patchen, da...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1022.

The grand stallion Maxy Cobb, by Happy Medium: driven by John Murphy

The grand stallion Maxy Cobb, by Happy Medium: driven by John Murphy

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2753

The Celebrated trotting Stallion Patron by Pancoast dam by Cuyler: Record 2:14 1/4

The Celebrated trotting Stallion Patron by Pancoast dam by Cuyler: Rec...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1027.

Trotting gelding Prince Wilkes by Red Wilkes: record 2:14 3/4

Trotting gelding Prince Wilkes by Red Wilkes: record 2:14 3/4

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6659

Ormonde: ridden by Fred. Archer

Ormonde: ridden by Fred. Archer

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5015

Trotting stallion Alcryon, by Alcyone: record 2:15 1/4

Trotting stallion Alcryon, by Alcyone: record 2:15 1/4

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6684

Trotting mare Belle Hamlin, record 2:12 3/4

Trotting mare Belle Hamlin, record 2:12 3/4

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6669

The grand young trotting stallion Axtell, by William L., by George Wilkes: record at 3 yrs. old 2:12, the champion record of the world

The grand young trotting stallion Axtell, by William L., by George Wil...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2769

Trotting stallion Nelson, by Young Rolfe: record 2:14 1/4

Trotting stallion Nelson, by Young Rolfe: record 2:14 1/4

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6698

The grand California filly Sunol, record 2:10 1/2 at 3 yrs. old: by Electioneer - dam Waxana by Gen'l Benton, Grandam Waxy by Lexington

The grand California filly Sunol, record 2:10 1/2 at 3 yrs. old: by El...

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2685

Trotting stallion Stamboul, by Sultan: record 2:12 1/4

Trotting stallion Stamboul, by Sultan: record 2:12 1/4

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6706

The grand young trotting mare Nancy Hanks, by Happy Medium, dam by Dictator

The grand young trotting mare Nancy Hanks, by Happy Medium, dam by Dic...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2768

Grand pacer Richball, record 2:12 1/2 owned by D.L. Hughes, Keokuk, Iowa, driven by James M. Allen

Grand pacer Richball, record 2:12 1/2 owned by D.L. Hughes, Keokuk, Io...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2740

The grand stallion Allerton, by Jay Bird

The grand stallion Allerton, by Jay Bird

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2752

Champion pacer direct, by director: Record 2:06

Champion pacer direct, by director: Record 2:06

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1061.

Trotting mare Nancy Hanks, by Happy Medium: record 2:09

Trotting mare Nancy Hanks, by Happy Medium: record 2:09

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6675

The mutual life leads - others follow / A. Hoen & Co. Baltimore.

The mutual life leads - others follow / A. Hoen & Co. Baltimore.

Print shows a horse race in progress at a racetrack; each horse and jockey represents a different insurance company, in the lead is "Mutual Life of N.Y." followed by "Equitable of N.Y., New York Life, Penn Mutu... more

The great sire of trotters, Electioneer, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

The great sire of trotters, Electioneer, by Rysdyk's Hambletonian

Artist: Louis Maurer (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2871

Trotting mare Nancy Hanks, record 2:04: driven by Budd Doble to a bicycle sulky built by the Chas. S. Caffrey Co. Camden, N.J.

Trotting mare Nancy Hanks, record 2:04: driven by Budd Doble to a bicy...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6676

Arion: by Electioneer, dam Manette by Nutwood

Arion: by Electioneer, dam Manette by Nutwood

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0288.

Champion trotting Queen, Alix, by patronage record, 2:07 3/4: Winner of the Columbian Exposition Purse $15,000, at Washington Park, Chicago, Sept. 14th, 15th and 16th, 1893, winning the first heat in 2:07 3/4; Fourtheat in 2.1 3/4; and Ninth heat, 2:09 3/4 !!!

Champion trotting Queen, Alix, by patronage record, 2:07 3/4: Winner o...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1083.

Kremlin: record 2:07 3/4

Kremlin: record 2:07 3/4

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3637