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Detroit's Great Trotting And Pacing Meeting

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As the time approaohes for the great blue ribbon moeting of the Detroit Club, interest is visibly on the increase. Advices received from most of the leading horsemen of the country give sure promise of large entries of an unusually high class of horses. Some are already on the ground and others will shortly arrive. Among those expeeted this week is the Semocolon Stock Farm, of Ypsilanti, Mich., in charge of that accompüshed "Knight of the Ribbons," Mr. Ben Stanley. He has twenty head in bis stable, prominent among which is that game racehorse and highbred stallion, Semocolon, 2:19; Poeahontas Prince, 2:20X; Lizzie Gibson, 2:29Ji; Cajsar, 2:16; Keno F., 2:17; Keokee, 2:20; Vesta Medium 2:29K; Duchess (a very fast four-year-old, daughter of the great Sidney), and others. Doble. Goldsmith, Hickock, Starr, McDowcll and other magnates of the turf, are sure to be the familiar faces that will be seen on the grounds of the Detroit Driving Club, participating in the events of its ensumg summer meeting, July ISth to 32nd, inclusive. A letter received froin Mr. Monroe Salsbury, of the Pleasanton California Stables, also one f rom L. A. Davis, Esq., of Roy U'ilkes (2:08%) fame, indícate their intentionsof being on hand with their great stables of trotters and pacers. This week an army of bill posters are scouring the country, putting up the most elabórate lithograph woj-k ever issued by the club. The posters, window sheets, etc, are really works of art The club has just entered on the eighth anniversary of its oi-ganization. During the past eight years it has iistributed among the horse owners and drivers of this country two humlred and ninety-nine thousand niue hundred dollars in stakes, purses, specials, etc. An amount unsurpassed by auy trotting and pacing association in America during the same period of time, while the class of sport furuished has been unrivaleíi. A Iilue-Ribbon Meeting is emnbatically the racinjreventof theseasn1! Wll Carlton'e latest poeme, under tJic eolloftive title oí "City J'rstivals.'' will be publi-sliioid very sbortly by Harper & Brothers. XTie volume will lw liandsomfly llustrated and uniform in. stylo wit Mr. Carleton's earliei ■vorks.


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