History: Christie Horse-Racing (1875)

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----Source: Clark Co. News, Aug. 1875

Tom Chadwich (Chadwick?), Robert Christie and several others residing in that neighborhood, have fitted up a race track in the public highway commencing near Chadwich's residence and running north. It is a splendid half-mile track. They are the boys to make it yield them an immense amount of sport in return for what it cost them to put it in shape. The first, or opening, race is to come off at two o'clock in the afternoon, wind and weather permitting. A good time is what they are after.


The races on the "Chadwich" horse-racing course was well attended. The principal race between Chritie's bay mare, Flora nd Eastman's stallion. Phil Sheridan, for a purse of $100, was won by Eastman. There were several more races for smaller purses and more fun. All in attendance were well pleased with their day's sport. The boys propose to repeat a similar race soon.



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