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Hidden history of horse racing in Kentucky / Foster Ockerman, Jr.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

Current holds

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 Nonfiction Available -
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 -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1467138940
  • ISBN: 9781467138949
  • Physical Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC, History Press, c2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"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.
Subject: Horse racing > Kentucky > History.
Horse industry > Kentucky > History.
African Americans in horse racing > Kentucky > History.
Horse farms > Kentucky > History.
Thoroughbred horse.
Betting > History.

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