IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1887

IDAHO COUNTY JOCKEY CLUB

Pursuant to call a large number of our citizens assembled at the rooms of Dr. Bibby to take into consideration the propriety of organizing a Jockey club.  Judge L.S. Weiler was elected chairman and A.D. Greene, secretary.  The subject was fully discussed and it was considered advisable to first secure suitable grounds.  After adopting the name of the Idaho County Jockey Club, about 30 persons signed the roll.

A committee consisting of Messrs, Hawley, Aram, Shumway, Wood and Greene, were appointed to select suitable grounds.  A committee of three, consisting of Messrs, Parker, Shearer and Bibby were appoint to draft by-laws and regulations.  On motion adjourned until Sunday May 1st.

A.D. Greene, Secretary

I.S. Weiler, Chairman

IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1887

THE JOCKEY CLUB

President - B.F. Morris

VP's - J.L. Eckert, Cyrus Overman, Jas Surridge, L.P. Brown

Secretary - A.D. Greene

Treasury - C.B. Wood

Directors - Wm. Hawley, J. T. Aram, T.W. Girton

Bylaws, rules and regulations were adopted.  Arrangements have been made with Mr. John B. Crooks to secure ground south and west of Grangeville near the timber culture for a track and work will commence at once.  There will be a meeting of three days, about July 3,4, & 5th and four days in September or October at which times liberal purses will be competed for.

IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1887

Jimmy Holt, aged 11 years, is the champion jockey of Idaho County, he having won every race in which he rode at our late races.  he is now in Colfax with Billy Prichard and will mount Red box, who is entered for the fair races for that place.  Red Box will be remembered as the 3 year old who beat the record 3 seconds at our last July meeting, having made the circuit in o.51 1/2 against Trump, Diamond and Mack.

 

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