Bennings (Washington, D.C.)

The below is an incomplete list of various match races (intentional and unintentional) to occur at Bennings (Washington, D.C.) throughout the years.


11/20/1903: Buttons vs. Merry England

“Merry England, quickest away, was the pace maker until almost around the big turn, when Adams let Buttons down and he had gained a slight lead, but he ran out to the middle of the track and Burns sailed along on the rail. It cost Buttons three lengths, and they finished that distance apart.” (The Washington Post, 11/21/1903)

Match race - Buttons Merry England (NYT 1903.11.21)

The New York Times, 11/21/1903

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