Title: Untitled [Letter to Mr. B. Goodall]

Periodical: The Umpire

Date: April 22, 1888

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The challenge we published last week, in which a gentleman named Goodall wished to contest ten miles on the racecourse with English horses against Buffalo Bill's ponies, has met with a response. We have received the following from Buffalo Bill:—

Mr. B. Goodall.

Dear Sir,—Having succeeded, through the kindness of Mr. Mark Price and the racecourse authorities, in securing the grounds for the proposed race between your English-bred horses and my American ponies, I accept your proposition. The terms the same as you suggested—namely, for £200, the same number of horses for a ten mile contest—riders to change every half-mile. While my ponies are the ordinary cattle ponies of the Far West, I think the experiment will be one of great interest.—I am, respectfully yours,

W. F. CODY (Buffalo Bill),

Title: Untitled [Letter to Mr. B. Goodall]

Periodical: The Umpire

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West , MS6.3679.19.03 (Stroebel scrapbook)

Date: April 22, 1888

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Horse racing Horses Long-distance relay races Ponies Racetracks (Horse racing) Thoroughbred horse Western horses

Place: Manchester (England)

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