Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Thursday News - Races

December 25, 1789
On Wednesday last a mare belonging to Mr George ASHFORTH of Summerby near Gainsborough, trotted against time from Rosington Bridge to Raiford and back again (26 miles) which she performed with ease in one hour and 44 minutes including stoppage of five minutes at Raiford, carrying 15 stone and one pound. The wager was for 10 guineas that she could not do it in two hours.

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