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Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park



From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: 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 competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was won by Star Pointer in the fast time of 2:04-3/4.                                              
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Year: 1897
Genre: Historical
Keywords: Harness racing--Connecticut--Hartford; Harness racehorses--Connecticut--Hartford; Horse racing--Connecticut--Hartford; Racetracks (Horse racing)--Connecticut--Hartford; Hartford (Conn.); Horses--Connecticut--Hartford; Actuality;
Duration: 00:00:26
Color: No
Sound: No
Amount of Motion: Medium
Language: English
Sponsor: Thomas Edison
Contributing Organization: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Transcript Available: No

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Digitizing Organization: Library of Congress

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