A color print of nine horses racing on a course, while ladies and gentleman observe, converse, place wagers, and picnic in the foreground. Behind the tents are a canopied refreshment stand and a roulette hall with wagons and buggies.
The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s most important Thoroughbred racetrack in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. The gaelic word from which the name is derived means “racecourse.” The first recorded race was in 1727, but it had been used prior as well. The first Irish Derby was held there in 1866 as it was and continues to be the premier track for the country.
Goff was the publisher for P.D. Farrell’s “Curragh Race Course…1867”. Goff was a Philadelphia publisher who is listed at 31 South 5th Street in 1867.
P.D. Farrell worked as a lithographer in New York City, located at 37 Spring Street in 1867. His works are noted as being “one of the crudest lithographs. I almost considered putting it in as an example of the type to be avoided” according to America on Stone.
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