Match Race Wager Agreement, New Jersey, ca. 1820s. Butterworth, bettors Brik.

Match Race Wager Agreement, New Jersey, ca. 1820s

Item #16940

Butterworth and Brik, bettors. Match Race Wager Agreement. [New Jersey, ca. 1810s-20s]. One sheet containing 9 lines, handwritten in ink. One tear but content clear; last line missing. ** Terms of a $500 bet between E. Butterworth and Joshua Brik [or Buck?] for a race between the horse Mahomet and an unnamed mare at Mount Ephraim [NJ]. Dated because it is from a group of other manuscripts from New Jersey, 1810s-20s. Who will hold the stake, how and when it is payable, etc. From the size of the bet and because roads at that time weren't suitable for fast trotting, the match was probably a flat race or dash between Thoroughbred or Thoroughbred types. A scarce survival.

Price: $150.00

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