New York’s Greatest Thoroughbreds: A Contemporary History

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From Saratoga to Belmont Park, New York hosts some of horse racing’s most important races, but many of the most successful Thoroughbreds of the past five decades also have called the state home. Say Florida Say seemed to only improve with age, winning thirty-three times throughout a seven-year career that made him a regional favorite in the 1990s. The first-ever New York horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Funny Cide, rose to national prominence in 2003, winning both the Derby and the Preakness in incredible fashion. The thoroughbred Audible shared owners with Triple Crown winner Justify and, though embroiled in some controversy as a result, was also an elite racehorse during a brief career. Author Allan Carter highlights the stories behind the greatest New York Thoroughbreds of the past half century.
ISBN: 9781467149211
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Sports
Images: 37
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Allan Carter, a native of Glens Falls, New York, worked for thirty years as a law librarian at the New York State Library. During his tenure there, he authored many publications, including Public Library Law in New York State and The New York State Constitution: Sources of Legislative Intent. In 2003, he retired from the state library and took the position of historian at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, retiring in 2019. He has authored two books on horse racing: 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little Known Stories and Facts from America’s Most Historic Racing City (coauthored with Mike Kane) and From American Eclipse to Silent Screen: An Early History of New York-breds. He resides in Saratoga Springs with his wife, Paula; their dog, Goody; and cat, Daisy.
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