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Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia – References and Resources

References and Resources
American turf congress. The American racing rules of the American turf congress. Cincinnati, Turf publishing company [c1887]

Bob Arnebeck. “Recalling Bettor Days in River City” Washington Post November 16, 1986.

Robert G. Blakey and Kurland, Harold A. “The Development of the Federal Law of Gambling” (1978). Scholarly Works. Paper 421.  http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/law_faculty_scholarship/421

Frank G. Carpenter. “The Recreations Of Statesmen”. The Current v.5, No, 112, Feb. 6, 1886: 87-89.

Leonard W. Collins. “The Old Days of Racing.” Washington Post, March 31, 1929.

“Famous taverns where gathered great personalities a hundred years ago.” Sunday Star November 11, 1917.

J. Timberlake Gibson. “They’re off at Benning! The rise and fall of horse racing in Washington.” Washingtonian. V.1, #10, July 1966.

Gambling in The District of Columbia. Report: [To accompany H. R. 6109.] Report No. 617. March 23, 1894 53d Congress, 2d Session.

Gregory Harness. Presidential vetoes: 1789-1988. Washington, DC: GPO, 1992.

Wendy Kail. “On the Track – Thomas Peter, Henry Clay, and the Duchess of Marlborough.” September 2013. https://www.tudorplace.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/On-the-Track-essay.pdf

Joseph B. Kelly. “At the Track: Thoroughbred Racing in Maryland, 1870-1973.” Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 89 Spring 1994 Special Issue: Turf Sports in Maryland History p.63-98.

Barbara Stern Kupfer. “A Presidential Patron of the Sport or Kings: Andrew Jackson.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Fall 1970), pp. 243-255.

John B. McCarthy. “Race Courses in the District: First Fair in Georgetown.” Washington Post, March 20, 1921.
James McGill. The National Fair Exhibition Buildings Illustrated, 1879. Washington, D.C.: James McGill, 1879.

Elizabeth J. Miller. “Dreams of Being the Capital of Commerce: The National Fair of 1879.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Vol. 51, (1984), pp. 71-82.

Lara Otis. “Washington’s Lost Racetracks: Horse Racing from the 1760s to the 1930s.” Washington History, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2012), pp. 136-154.

John Clagett Proctor. “In historic Ivy City” Sunday Star, March 31, 1946.

Andrew Rothwell. Laws of the corporation The City of Washington, To the End of the Thirtieth Council–June 1833: With A Digested Index; Also, An Abstract of Appropriations. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing Laws of The United States Relating to The City, Statements of City Finances, &C. Washington: F. W. de Krafft, Printer, 1833.

Tenleytown Historical Society. “Dunblane, 4340 Nebraska Avenue, NW.” Historic Preservation Review Board. Application for Historic Landmark or Historic District Designation. 2008.

Peter Winants. Steeplechasing: a complete history of the sport in North America. Lanham, MD: Derrydale Press, 2000.

State Antigambling Laws: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of The Committee on The Judiciary United States Senate Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, On S. 3797–A Bill to Prevent the Nullification of State Antigambling Laws by International or Interstate Transmission of Bets and Betting Odds on Horse Races and Other Contests Printed for The Use of The Committee on The Judiciary. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920.

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