Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf

Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf

by Virginia C. Johnson, Barbara Crookshanks

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ISBN-13: 9781625843920
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/29/2008
Series: Sports
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Virginia Johnson is a professional librarian at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg where she is the web content writer for, the regional history page of the library�s web site. She has a B.A. in anthropology from William and Mary, a Master of Library Science from The University of Maryland, and is the Northern District Coordinator for Virginia Press Women.

Barbara Crookshanks received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of West Virginia and is a freelance journalist who has worked for Ladies Home Journal, Fredericksburg�s The Free Lance Star, Fredericksburg/Tideland Times, and Fredericksburg Parent.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11 Introduction 13 Chapter 1 Virginia's First Runners 15 Chapter 2 Improving the Breed 29 Chapter 3 Race Days 39 Chapter 4 Come Revolution 53 Chapter 5 The Great Studs-and Mares 63 Chapter 6 Turfmen of Prominence 75 Chapter 7 The Antebellum Years 99 Chapter 8 North and South: The Great Match Races 107 Chapter 9 The Thoroughbreds Join the Cavalry 121 Chapter 10 The Racehorse Region Rebounds 143 Selected Sources 155 About the Authors 160

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