South Carolina Jockey Club

1758–December 28, 1899

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  • Title South Carolina Jockey Club
  • Coverage 1758–December 28, 1899
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  • Keywords earliest record of horse racing in South Carolina surfaces in the South-Carolina Gazette of February 1734, group of lowcountry gentlemen founded the South Carolina Jockey Club in 1758, loss of thoroughbreds during the Civil War and the economic decline that followed led to the demise of horse racing in the state, Efforts by the Jockey Club to revive the sport failed, and the club disbanded on December 28, 1899, Its assets were donated to the Charleston Library Society
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 18, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 24, 2022
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