Our faithful correspondent, whose staunch reporting has enabled us to bring you coverage of historic racing in New Orleans and on Long Island, has single-handedly brought new meaning to the concept of participatory sportswriting; having recently endured a series of misadventures and the wrath of the “feathered tribe” while employing a wild turkey trap over the holidays [see November 18 issue, How to Catch a Wild Turkey, Circa 1831], our correspondent is now taking some necessary time to recuperate. We hope for a speedy recovery in the new year and are certain our reports will resume in 2012.
In the meantime, catch up on our two racing series here:
New Orleans Jockey Club 1837 Spring Races — Begins with Part I., Captain Oliver’s Triumph: Opening Day at the Eclipse Course, March 17, 1837
The Great Match Race Between the North and South — Begins with Part I., Napoleon Challenges the North
Editor, Antebellum Turf Times