Title: Track and stable talk

Periodical: Aberdeen Daily News

Date: February 24, 1888

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TRACK AND STABLE TALK.

A well-known Epsom [1] racing man, Jesse Winfield, [2] has challenged Buffalo Bill to produce a cowboy to ride from London to York against a sixty-year-old man he will back. This is the same course as that made by the famous highwayman, Dick Turpin. [3]

Note 1: Epsom Downs Racecourse located between Epsom, Tadworth, and Langley Vale in England. [back]

Note 2: Jesse Winfield (b.1846), a betting agent who lived in Epsom, Surrey, England. [back]

Note 3: Richard "Dick" Turpin (1705-1739), an English rogue and probably the most famous of Britain's highwayman, is known for his famous ride from London to York, 320 kilometers or nearly 200 miles, in less than 24 hours. Turpin's exploits were romanticized following his execution in York, North Yorkshire, England, for horse theft in 1739. [back]

Title: Track and stable talk

Periodical: Aberdeen Daily News

Date: February 24, 1888

Topic: European Tours

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