Today, Thursday, February 11, marks the anniversary of the birth of two men who dominated the Louisiana race tracks prior to the Civil War: Col. Adam L. Bingaman of Natchez, Mississippi (1793–1869), and Duncan F. Kenner (1813–1887). You can read more about Col. Bingaman’s success over the New Orleans Eclipse Course in 1837 from our earlier series on the Spring Race Meeting here, in Part III., Part IV. and Part V. Or, go ahead and read the whole series from the beginning, starting with opening day at the Eclipse Course here!
And we have Duncan Kenner’s story covered as well—after a visit to the site of his former plantation, the Times contributed the article, “A Legacy of Triumph: The Red Fox of the South and Old Abe of Ashland Plantation” to Deep South Magazine in 2014, which you can also enjoy reading by clicking the link; a longer version is also featured on our website here.
Thanks for reading!
Editor, Antebellum Turf Times