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On Long Island, a well attended "fox-chase" on an enclosed trotting course kills six foxes

New York City, circa 1856
01/11/1866
A "fox-chase" was held at the Union Trotting Course on Long Island in the afternoon.  Six foxes were released, one by one, on the enclosed track, and chased down and killed by a pack of around a dozen hounds.  The event was well attended, including by area "sportsmen."  The press made an effort to compare the happenings to a traditional fox-hunt but no riders were involved and the event bore little such resemblance.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Grand Fox-Chase at Union Course, L.I.," New York Times, January 12, 1866, p. 8. 

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