Sport: New Monmouth

Oldsters who can remember the Chester A. Arthur era of U. S. horse racing will never forget Monmouth Park. There, on the petticoat of Jersey's fashionable Long Branch, the Jersey Derby set a vogue for U.S. derbies. There, in 1872, in one of the greatest match races of all time, Longfellow, son of British-bred Leamington, licked Harry Bassett, son of Kentucky-bred Lexington. There, in 1890, James Ben Ali Haggin's immortal Salvator ran a mile in 1:35½—a record that stood for over a quarter of a century.

Now, after an intermission of nearly 50 years, New Jersey racing approaches the starting...

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