First English Two-Year-Old Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-03


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FIRST ENGLISH TWO-YEAR-OLD RACING Two-year-old racing was first authorized by the stewards of the English Jockey Club in 1770 and initiated in 1773 when a colt named Baby won a four-mile match at Newmarket. There were divergent opinions as to the wisdom .of the new departure, and It was not until 1770 that properly recognized races for two-year-olds took place October at -Newmarket, half mile, 108 pounds, sweepstakes of 50 each.

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