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From the Library of Congress collection “America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915” comes this short gem depicting something dear to “Racetrack” Higgins’ heart, a horse race at the Sheepshead Bay Racetrack. The description from Edison’s film catalog is “The finish and weighing out of a running race with nine starters. Won by famous Clifford, Sloane up.” The race was filmed on June 22, 1897, and copyrighted on July 31, 1897.

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