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The New York turf season opens on Long Island with a $500 five heat trotting contest

English Derby Winning Racehorse "Macaroni", artist's impression
04/12/1865
The new season of the New York race season began at the Fashion Course on Long Island, with a five heat trotting contest for $500 between the mare Lady Marshall, with Isaac Woodruff the driver, and the gelding General McClellan, with Woodruff's brother Hiram at the reins. The male horse won the first heat but Lady Marshall took the next three to win the rubber.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Turf: Fashion Course, L.I. Trotting," New York Herald, April 13, 1865, p. 5. 

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