The Trotting Horse Of America; How To Train And Drive Him, With Reminiscences Of The Trotting Turf

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHiram Washington Woodruff

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...the pole again, I called upon Kemble, and trotted the second mile in 2ru. 39s. The third mile was an easy one for the.si all ion. He did it in 2m. 44s., and so won the heat with-ease in 8m. 04s. Kemble never was headed but once in the race, and that was. by lola and Pet when they got the best of the last start. He made no break throughout; and he was such a capital horse that day, that I know I could have beat eight minutes with him in both heats, if it had been necessary for me to do so. I never touched him with-the whip, nor spoke to him; and he trotted away as lively with the great weight as if he had been going only in a sulky. Everybody was satisfied, and everybody but the heavy losers pleased. Even the latter professed no regret for the result; and yet more money had changed hands than was ever laid on any other trot. Kemble Jackson had done his work so well, and had won it in such grand, commanding style, that those who laid and lost against him, in common with the great body of the people, loudly proclaimed their delight at having been present to see such a performance. The owners and trainers of the other horses were also well satisfied; for, though beaten, O'Blenis, Boston Girl, Pet, lola, and Honest John had done welL They came in at the end of the second heat in the order named; and though neither of them won, they all beat their trials. The fact was, that Kemble Jackson had come out in such an extraordinary manner as to upset all outside calculations, and set at defiance all speculations drawn from his previous performances. He proved himself a stallion that day entirely worthy of his sire, the renowned Andrew Jackson; and I think it was a misfortune that he lived but a very short time after the race. A few days subsequent to...

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...the pole again, I called upon Kemble, and trotted the second mile in 2ru. 39s. The third mile was an easy one f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217400248

ISBN - 13:9780217400244

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