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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 8, 1879

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Susanville from Inspiration Point around 1880

Fair at Susanville Wednesdays Races
November 8, 1879

The first race at the Fair grounds Wednesday was running, mile heats, three in five, free for all three-year-olds in the district, for a purse of $200 – first horse $125, second $75.

Three entered Up-and-Up, Sleepy and Duroc. Duroc was lame and was withdrawn. Up-and-Up was the favorite in the pools, and won the first, third and fourth heats. Time, 2.06 – 2:01 – 1 543/4 – 2:11.

The second was a special trotting race, mile heats, three in five for a purse of $300 – first horse $200, second $100.

St. Helenn and Governor Stanford were entered, St. Helenn was favorite in the pools. Governor Stanford won the first heat, and St, Helenn the second, third and fourth. Time 2:34 1/2 – 2 33 3/4 – 2:331/3 – 2:35 3/4


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