Horse Racing in Monroe

This ad for a local horse race meet, appeared in the Ouachitta Banner in October, 1839. It is not know where this race course was, but the stakes were pretty high in 1839 money. A rich man’s sport to be sure!

One thought on “Horse Racing in Monroe

  1. I may be wrong but I feel this racetrack was the one that was still in use in the late 1800’s on what is now Forsythe Park. There was a large grandstand that faced East, and backed up to the river.

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