Delaware Park: Winners, Losers and Long Shots

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Overview
Horse racing embodies the very spirit of America, honoring our dual traditions of risk taking and adventure seeking. Known throughout the racing world, Delaware Park shines as a diamond among racecourses. The park was designed and built by Willie DuPont, a lean and wiry man for whom there was no sweeter music than "the pound of horses' hooves." In the decades that followed, Delaware Park became the home of Kelso, Secretariat and Barbaro, some of the greatest names in horse racing history. Read about the dramatic ups and downs of this legendary institution as Kenneth Baumgardt captures the spirit of one of America's most celebrated racing destinations.
Details
ISBN: 9781596294660
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Delaware
Series: Landmarks
Images: 99
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author
Ken Baumgardt is a professional historian who was born and raised in Newark, Delaware, within a half-mile of Delaware Park. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1982 with a bachelor of arts in history, with an emphasis on American studies. Baumgardt was a field archaeologist and historian for the cultural resource management firm of MAAR Associates in Newark, Delaware, from 1980 to 1991. In 1991 he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, as a cultural resources manager, a position he continues to hold. He currently resides in the colonial village of Christiana, Delaware, and is active in supporting the historic and cultural activities that benefit the community.