Female jockeys at trotting park, Maine, ca. 1898, ca. 1898

Contributed by Maine Central Institute


Colonel Walter G. Morrill, a medal of honor recipient and final commander of the 20th Maine regiment during the Civil War, was known as a harness race promoter. He was the first person in Maine to put on a race featuring all women racers.

The jockeys used bike sulkies with pneumatic tires to race at various trotting parks around Maine. The woman on the far left is Mae Gould Woodcock from Ripley, who was known in the area for her skills in horsemanship as well as finding lost objects. The other racers names are unknown.

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  • Title: Female jockeys at trotting park, Maine, ca. 1898, ca. 1898
  • Creation Date: circa 1898
  • Subject Date: circa 1898
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Central Institute
295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967
487-3355 x145

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