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An early scandal in the sport of horse racing...



Item # 637568

October 29, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791  Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was  the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the scandal happened, providing much detail of the event (see hyperlink for much more). The Nov. 15 issue has follow-up information concerning the scandal (see).  As a result of this controversy he would die in debtors' prison in London.
Each issue is 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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