Delaware Horse Racing (Images of America Series)

Delaware Horse Racing (Images of America Series)

by Lacey Lafferty


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Although Delaware is a small state, it has a rich history of horse-related activities, one of them being horse racing. From the early 1900s, horses have been used for various reasons, including farm work, means of transportation, pasture ornament, pleasure riding, and the popular sport of horse racing. Delaware Horse Racing takes the reader back decades to the good old days of popular tracks, such as Brandywine Raceway, Georgetown Raceway, Delaware Park Raceway, Dover Downs Raceway, and Harrington Raceway, where Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds raced hard and fast on half-mile and five-eighths-mile dirt tracks. Gathered from the collections of horsemen and horsewomen, previously unpublished historical photographs show legendary owners, trainers, drivers, and racehorses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738597638
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,195,978
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lacey Lafferty, a lifelong horse enthusiast, became enthralled with horses at the age of 10, when her parents purchased the family’s first Standardbred retired racehorse, Misty. A retired Delaware state trooper, Lafferty became involved in horse racing over a decade ago. She is currently an owner and trainer of Standardbred racehorses and race campaigns at Dover Downs Raceway and Harrington Raceway along with surrounding out-of-state tracks.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Kicking Up the Dirt 9

2 Brandywine Raceway 25

3 Georgetown Raceway 55

4 Harrington Raceway 71

5 Dover Downs Raceway 93

6 Delaware Park Raceway 103

7 Here They Come 117

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful and entertaining book to read on the history of horse racing in the first state - Delaware! I couldn't put it down and have read it twice. A must for everyone!