Maryland Thoroughbred Racing

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"Thoroughbred racing has always played a central role in Maryland's identity and must continue into the 21st century." Gov. Bob Erlich and countless other Marylanders salute the cherished history of thoroughbred racing, though jousting is the official state sport. This volume highlights the people, places, races, faces, and, most important of all, the horses that have held the public's attention and bolstered Maryland's economy for several centuries. Subjects range from the legendary to the forgotten and from millionaires to railbirds. Horse racing is a great equalizer, drawing fans of all ages and walks of life.
ISBN: 9780738541549
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Join best-selling author Brooke Gunning and Paige Horine for a ride through the years as they examine Maryland's rich racing history. Images will feature old racetracks, mighty horse farms and those of the mom-and-pop variety, the American sporting world's most valuable trophy, equine superstars such as Native Dancer and Challedon, and a 19th-century race so tempting that Congress adjourned so that members could attend. In Images of America: Maryland Thoroughbred Racing, readers explore the sport from its early Colonial days through the present, with hopeful eyes toward a bright future.
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