They're off!: Horse Racing at Saratoga / Edition 1

They're off!: Horse Racing at Saratoga / Edition 1

by Edward Hotaling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815603509

ISBN-13: 9780815603504

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved…  See more details below

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Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved and most successful. They're Off! is as much a social history as it is sports history. Edward Hotaling opens with a little-known visit by the first famous tourist, George Washington, who tried to buy the place he called "the Saratoga Springs." Soon the pursuit of happiness at our original vacationland helped redefine America. Even at the height of the Civil War, the country's first organized sport was launched on a national scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815603504
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
946,128
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.47(d)

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