Category Archives: Racing History

Abandoned Treasure: Losing Racing’s Past

What becomes of a racetrack’s archive after its closure? In an industry that is more often fractured than united, finding a place with the resources capable of taking on such work is easier said than done.

Published on January 26, 2015 by Jennifer Montfort
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2014 Kentucky Derby History Watch

Nothing impresses more than a well-timed historical nugget to fill an uncomfortable silence at your favorite Kentucky Derby party or hangout!

Published on May 1, 2014 by Kevin Martin
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Sun Briar Court, Extreme Equine Luxury

Sun Briar Court, a breeding farm in Binghamton New York, became a showplace and a symbol of what a racehorse owner could accomplish with money and imagination.

Published on April 15, 2014 by Eliza McGraw
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Al Capone, No Great Bettor

By all accounts Al Capone was a feared and successful gangster, but perhaps not such a successful horseplayer.

Published on February 14, 2014 by Eliza McGraw
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Roamer, the original American idol

Turf fans adored him, considering him almost a pet as well as an admirable athlete. But it was his humble origins that won him the most affection.

Published on December 31, 2013 by Eliza McGraw
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