Hidden history of horse racing in Kentucky / Foster Ockerman, Jr.
- 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Covington Branch||K 798.4 O16h 2019 (Text)||33126022940740||KY New Nonfiction||Checked out||01/24/2020|
|Erlanger Branch||K 798.4 O16h 2019 (Text)||33126022940765||KY Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Wm. E. Durr Branch||K 798.4 O16h 2019 (Text)||33126022940757||KY Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1467138940
- ISBN: 9781467138949
- Physical Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Charleston, SC, History Press, c2019.
"Horse racing and the Commonwealth of Kentucky are synonymous. The equine industry in the state dates back as far as the eighteenth century, and some of that history remains untold. The Seventeenth Earl of Derby made the trip from England to Louisville for the famed Kentucky Derby. Many famous African American jockeys grew up in the area but fled to Europe during the Jim Crow era. Gambling on races is a popular pastime, but betting in the early days caused significant changes in the sport. Author, historian, and Lexington native Foster Ockerman Jr. details the rich and lesser-known history at the tracks in the Bluegrass State."--back cover.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The history of the horse -- Tacing in early America -- The church horses built -- Jockeys' silks -- They're off! -- Resting in peace -- McDowell Speedway -- America's first professional athlete class -- How good intentions almost killed racing -- Civil War racing in Lexington -- Kentucky just owns the Triple Crown --$2 to win on No. 5 -- My old Kentucky track -- Henry Clay, horse breeder and racer -- Forgotten farms -- The Earl of Derby goes to the Kentucky Derby.
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