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Catalog Number 1973.29.4
Object Name Card, Score
Title Guelph Turf Club Race Card, 1890
Date 09/23/1890
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1890
Description Race Card for Guelph Turf Club Fall Races at the Guelph Race Track, September 23-24, 1890. White rectangular card with black printed lettering, border and illustration. Has single fold to form a booklet. The front has a sketch of two horses heads with harnesses and bits.
Has elaborate border within which is printed:
"Guelph Turf Club / Fall Races / Guelph Race Track / September 23 & 24, 1890. / $1050 in prizes. / Geo. Sleeman, Pres. Wm. Bell, Vice. Pres. / J.H. Reed, Secy. Treas. / Hough, Printer, Guelph".
Centre of Card is a score card for two races that take place on the first day, Tuesday, Sept. 23. The first race is the "3 Minute Trot - $125" in which 3 horses are competing. Each horse is listed by name and described by "Color, Sex, Pedigree, his or her owner and the colours." The second race is the "2.37 Trot $175" in which three horses are running. There is a note that the "Dominion Handicap Running" did not fill.
At the bottom of the centre is a note that there would be an exhibition by Professor Cromwell "On Tight Rope to-night from top of Commercial Hotel to top of Jimmie Johnson's European Hotel; also Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights at the same place.
Back of card has two advertisements: one for Professor Cromwell, "the Champion Tight Rope Walker of the World," and Silver Creek Brewery.
People Sleeman, George
Bell, William
Reed, J. H.
Johnson, Jimmie
Hough, James
Search Terms Commercial Hotel
European Hotel
Guelph Race Track
Guelph Turf Club
Hough Printer
Sleeman Brewing and Malting Company
Dimensions 14.2 x 10.1 cm. - L x W (closed)