The History of Leith

June 13, 2006

List and public announcement concerning horse racing on the sands at Leith, Edinburgh, in 1728

This broadside, a hybrid of list and public announcement, begins: ‘List of the Horses book’d, That are to run for the Fifty Pound Sterling Plate, set out by the Town of Edinburgh, to be run for on Friday the 14. of June instant, on the Sands at Leith.’ After naming the horses, riders and owners, the writer tells his audience the exact time when the race will start. Although the sheet was published in Edinburgh in 1728, the publisher is not identified. for more click here

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