Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick


(Please forward to anyone who may be interested in attending)

You are invited to a free public talk exploring the Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick, featuring local expert Leah Grandy, PhD, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (NBSHF), 503 Queen St., Fredericton.

Nineteenth century New Brunswick was home to a vibrant and pioneering harness racing community, as professionals and amateurs thrilled spectators with some of the fastest horses in the world. Grandy will turn back the clock and delve into the fascinating history of a sport that continues to be championed by NB talent, including famed jockeys and NBSHF Hon. Members Earle B. Avery, Rufin Barrieau and James Doherty.

Contact: New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame


(Veuillez transmettre ce message à tous ceux qui seraient intéressés à y assister)

Vous êtes invité à une causerie sur l’âge d’or des courses attelées au Nouveau-Brunswick, animée par l’experte en la matière de la région, Leah Grandy, Ph. D., qui aura lieu à 19 h, le mercredi 30 octobre, au Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick (TRSNB), situé au 503, rue Queen, à Fredericton. L’entrée est libre.

Au XIXe siècle, le monde des courses attelées au Nouveau-Brunswick se caractérisait par son dynamisme et son avant-gardisme, conducteurs professionnels et amateurs faisant courir des chevaux parmi les plus rapides du monde, au grand plaisir des spectateurs. Mme Grandy effectuera un retour en arrière pour se plonger dans l’histoire fascinante d’un sport dans lequel, encore aujourd’hui, le N.-B. continue de faire sa marque grâce au talent de jockeys renommés membres d’honneur du TRSNB, comme Earle B. Avery, Rufin Barrieau et James Doherty.

Renseignements: Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick


About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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