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Racing, for centuries past, has been a popular pasties, and will continue so in Southern communities as long as blooded horses are admired and pharisaical puritanism despised. In the land of wooden nutmegs, where people were hung and drowned for witchcraft, and where petticoat politicians, negro orators and political preachers lead the masses by the nose, running horses and thoroughbreds are among the things that were; but here in the South, where every native born is a horseman, and where all know that the best breeds can only be preserved and improved by trials of speed and endurance, racing is kept up and will ever have its votaries.

We understand that, despite the alarms of war and the troubles incident thereto, arrangements have been entered into for two meetings this fall — Petersburg and Richmond — and that the finest stock on the continent are to contest the palm for superiority-- "Planet," the world renowned, has been matched against Lord Clyde, $10,000 aside, four mile heats. Four or five untried ones are to go a four mile heat sweepstakes, $1,000 entrance — others are to run three, two and one mile heats for handsome purses and stakes; and all grades and classes are to have opportunities for showing their value and testing their blood. The first meeting will take place on the 24th of November, and the sport to terminate at Broad Rock about the 8th of December. We presume that invitations have been extended to turfmen throughout the South, and that many of them will be here as participants in the sport.

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