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Harness racing became very popular in the 19th century.
Many horse owners commissioned artists, such as John Cameron, to create portraits of the animals. Blackwood Jr. raced at Suffolk Park in Philadelphia in 1876, for the Champion Cup. Currier & Ives profited from the horse racing craze by selling images of famous races and horses to the American public.
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