The Kennebec Farmers and Stock Breeders' Association will have another day's trotting at Merrill's Driving Park, West Gardiner, on Thursday, october 17th. For the free for all class a purse of $100 will be given, and for the 2.50 class, $25.
Horses included Garfield, Almont Patchen, Hector, Gray Victor, Hulda, and Dr. Neal in the free for all class. In the 2.50 class, horses included Billy S., Draxy, Jocco, King Phillip, Watchmaker, Jr., John L., and Jack Witham.
NOTE: Following is a description of a road race. If you can help us retrace the route contact Stephen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to revisit and videotape the route.
At 10 o'clock a.m. first in order will be a scrub race open to all trotting and pacing horses, from the new Mills Bridge to Spear's Corner, round the square to Horse-shoe Pond Bridge, through Litchfield to Burnham Bridge and to Merrill's Corner. the celebrated horses Gen. McDuffy, John L. Sullivan, Harry Goodblood and Alcryon and many other good ones are entered.
The colt race will also be in the forenoon. The 50 class and free-for-all will be started at 1:30 p.m. The race will be mile heats with 5 to harness.
Lewiston Evening Journal Article courtesy of Clark P. Thompson. Posted and adapted by Stephen Thompson.