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English Jockey Scale by Pooly & Son
- This rare English jockey scale was made by Pooly & Son of Liverpool
- These scales were used to determine a jockey's weight before a race
- This was done to prevent any one jockey from being lighter than the rules regulated
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This particular scale once resided at the York Racecourse, an historic racing venue in York, England. Horse racing in York dates as far back as 208 A.D., but the first race on what is considered the current York track took place on August 16, 1731. York Racecourse was the first racing venue in history to build a grandstand in 1756.
Scale marked "Henry Pooly & Son / Patentees / Liverpool / & 89 Fleet St. London"
Plaque marked "York Racecourse 1889"
36 7/8" wide x 18 5/8" deep x 45 1/2" high