Harness Racing in New York State: A History of Trotters, by Dean Hoffman

By Dean Hoffman

because the keen stallion Messenger trotted off a ship from Europe in 1788, harness racing in the United States has been a well-liked game, and nowhere is that this more true than long island kingdom. within the 19th century, harness racing attracted spectators from all walks of existence. An 1823 race used to be so renowned that companies adjourned for the day to monitor it. the game reached its top whilst the superb Roosevelt Raceway opened in 1957. Dean Hoffman bargains an in-depth historical past of the sport's evolution within the Empire nation, from the drivers and breeding to having a bet, laws and money owed of the main interesting races. subscribe to Hoffman as he sheds mild on one in every of New York's so much venerable activities traditions.

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