The Morgan Mile Trotting Races

Title: The Morgan Mile Trotting Races
Location: Brookfield, Vermont


Description: On Saturday September 11th 2010 starting at 1 PM, Morgan Horses will be trotting down the famous Morgan Mile Road in Brookfield Vermont. History will repeat itself since 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 Brookfield, Vt. in 1796 (defeating both easily).

That stretch of road is known as “Morgan Mile” to this day and is located close to the place Morgan is said to have lived near the Randolph-Brookfield town line. Figure went on to become known as the Justin Morgan horse.
Date: 2010-09-11
Link out: Click here

This entry was posted in Archived, Historical Events, Rural Heritage, Sports & Recreation. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>