The Morgan Mile

28 08 2007

The Girls!, originally uploaded by poe_kayla.

From last year’s press release:

For the second year in a row the Morgan Mile Road Race created history as Morgan Horses were started from “scratch” and raced eighty rods down the same road that Justin Morgan did over two hundred years ago. More than one hundred spectators lined the Morgan Mile in Brookfield, Vermont as twelve Morgan horses raced in an official race sponsored by the Vermont Morgan Horse Association. Modern-day registered Morgans trotted down the historic Morgan Mile Road where the famous Morgan horse named Figure and later called Justin Morgan or the Morgan Horse raced down this old Vermont road. He was raced against two New York running horses in 1796, defeating both easily. That stretch of road is known as the “Morgan Mile” to this day and is located close to the place Justin Morgan is said to have lived.

The next race will be held September 15th on the Morgan Mile Road in Brookfield Vermont. More info: http://www.morganmile.com

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3 responses

29 08 2007
Simply Marvelous

Talk about a beautiful place to … race. Time to get my horse trailer out, load up the horses and head for Vermont. Interesting … as usual!

9 10 2007
singinghorse

Despite having been a “Morgan person” for most of my life, I’m ashamed to say that I had forgotten all about this race! Thanks for the post!

3 03 2009
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