150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little Known Stories and Facts From America's Most Historic Racing City

150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little Known Stories and Facts From America's Most Historic Racing City

by Allan Carter, Mike Kane
     
 

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Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, such as Upset�s defeat of Man o� War in the 1919 Sanford Memorial, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten. Few remember the… See more details below

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Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, such as Upset�s defeat of Man o� War in the 1919 Sanford Memorial, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten. Few remember the filly Los Angeles, who thrived at Saratoga, winning sixteen stakes races, or the reasons why the track was closed three times for a total of six years. Authors Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at these and other important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America�s oldest track.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016564685
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Series:
Sports History , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
5 MB

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