Daniel O'Leary, of Chicago, leads 
Edward Payson Weston
of Providence, RI., in a 
£1,000 sweepstakes 
at the Agricutural Hall, 
Islington, London, March, 1877
Gilmore's Garden (latterly Madison Square Garden), New York, 
hosts the start of the 3rd Astley International Belt contest, March, 1879.

From Left to right:     Charlie Rowell, the "Cambridge Wonder", England 
Charles Harriman, the "Steamboat", USA
Daniel O'Leary, the "Plucky Pedestrian", Ireland
"Honest" John Ennis, Ireland
Peter Crossland
the 
"Sharp Sheffield Blade"
(Sheffield, England)
Ephraim Clow
(Prince Edward Island, 
Canada)
William Gentleman
the 
"Bethnall Green Wonder" 
(London, England)
Robert Vint
 the
"Brooklyn Cobbler"
(Ireland)
Sam Merritt
(Bridgeport, 
CT., USA)
Peter Panchot
(Buffalo, 
N. Y., USA)
 "Old Sport"
  Campana  
 (Bridgeport, 
CT., USA)

More 1st Astley International Belt race action at Islington, London, 1878.

Left: Henry Vaughan (Chester, England) 

Middle: Daniel O'Leary (Chicago, USA)

Right: Henry "Blower" Brown (Fulham, England)

1st Astley International Belt race action
at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, London, from The Pictorial World, published on 
30 March, 1878, shows (from left to right):

 Henry Vaughan, Chester
 George Ide, North Woolwich
 Henry 'Blower' Brown, Fulham
 Daniel O'Leary, Chicago
 J. SmithYork
 William 'Corkey' Gentleman, Bethnall Green
 George Johnson, Barrow-in-Furness