150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little Known Stories & Facts From America's Most Historic Racing City
Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, such as Upset's defeat of Man o' War in the 1919 Sanford Memorial, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten. Few remember the filly Los Angeles, who thrived at Saratoga, winning sixteen stakes races, or the reasons why the track was closed three times for a total of six years. Authors Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at these and other important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America's oldest track.
- ASIN: 1626191026
Horse Race Betting for Beginners and
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- ASIN: 1530898382
The Track at Saratoga : America's Grandest Race Course
- ASIN: B01N1YIJEK
The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race
An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was―if nothing else―an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing. As a young man, he worked as a political heavy in New York before going to San Francisco in search of fortune at the height of the Gold Rush. After returning to the east coast, he was hired by Tammany Hall and was soon locked in a deadly rivalry with William Poole, better known as "Bill the Butcher."As time went on, Morrissey parlayed his youthful exploits into a remarkably successful career as a businessman and politician. After establishing a gambling house in Saratoga Springs, the hard-nosed entrepreneur organized the first Thoroughbred race meet at what would become Saratoga Race Course in 1863. Morrissey went on to be elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms in the New York State Senate.In The Notorious John Morrissey, James C. Nicholson explores the improbable life of the man who brought Thoroughbred racing back to prominence in the United States. Though few of his contemporaries did more to develop the commercialization of sports in America, Morrissey's colorful background has prevented him from ge...
- ASIN: 0813167507
Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of
In the bestselling tradition of the The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rag...
- ASIN: 0316432237
Saratoga Race Course: The August Place to Be
In the early 1800s, Saratoga Springs was a destination for its natural mineral waters and their healing powers. But that changed in 1863 with the opening of the Saratoga Race Course. From then on, summers in the Spa City came alive with the excitement of the "sport of kings." Since the victory of the great horse Kentucky in the introductory Travers Stakes, the racecourse has showcased the sport's greatest champions. Otherwise seemingly uncatchable thoroughbreds--including Man o' War and Secretariat--faced unexpected defeat on its turf, earning Saratoga the nickname the "Graveyard of Champions." Author Kimberly Gatto chronicles the story of the oldest thoroughbred racetrack in the country, with tales of the famous people and horses that contributed to its illustrious history.
- Brand: Brand: The History Press
- ASIN: 1609491041
Map: 1888 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 1888. Saratoga Race Track|New York|Saratoga Springs|Saratoga Springs
1888 map Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 1888. Saratoga Race Track.
- Brand: Historic Map
- ASIN: B0716W72BH
DoubleTake 1997 Fall - Cover: Saratoga Racetrack, Photograp by William
DoubleTake Magazine, was an award-winning literature and photography journal. The magazine was published at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies between the summer of 1995 and the spring of 1999, after which its production moved to Somerville, Massachusetts. After almost ten prize-winning years, the gain and loss of millions of dollars, and a memorable last-ditch effort at survival that brought Bruce Springsteen to the Somerville Theatre, the lights in DoubleTake Magazine's offices above the Someday Café in Davis Square were finally darkened in 2003. In this issue: Studs Terkel by Herbert Mitgang, Inspired by Asa Gray by Lee Smith, Photos from Mariner's Museum by John Szarkowski and Richard Benson. Philadelphia's juvenile court system by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy. Teaching children to make book by Robert Shreefter. Road to Dai Quay by Wayne Arnold. Bill Ledger's Tour of Duty 1969 and photos in 1995. Minnesota photos by Jerome Liebling. Poker Night by Thomas Roma, Helen Levitt & Joan Liftin. The Problem with Wildlife Photography by Bill McKibben. From the Zoo photos by Volker Seding. Urban Anthropology by Alec Wilkinson. Marriage Plus by Jean-Christain Bourcart. David Updike. Tokyo Underground photos by Wayne Arnold. Letter on a Japanese Handscroll by James Alan McPhers...
- ASIN: B008EWQT10
Saratoga Race Fan, The Graveyard of Champions
Saratoga, New York has some of the greatest racing fans around, but make sure to wear your lucky racing shirt! Find more by clicking Don't Bet The Chalk!
- Color: Grey
- Brand: Don't Bet The Chalk
- ASIN: B07GXPV6ND
Toland Home Garden Saratoga NY 12.5 x 18 Inch Decorative Race Horse New York Racetrack Regional Garden
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- Brand: Toland Home Garden
- ASIN: B06ZYP53MP
- UPC: 017917067972
Saratoga Springs, New York: A Horse Racing Journal from the Saratoga Race
Features:Size: 6x9Pages: 120 lined pagesCover: Soft Matte with beautiful photo of race horses at the Saratoga SpringsDesigned with love in Saratoga and printed in the USA
- ASIN: 1073079244
Rails in and around Saratoga Springs (Images of
Saratoga Springs is special. Its reputation goes back to 1767 when Native Americans brought Sir William Johnson to the area for the healing powers of the High Rock Spring. From this humble beginning, the popularity of Saratoga Springs and its many mineral water springs grew from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. Railroads played a key role in that growth. The first train entered Saratoga Springs in 1832. Regularly scheduled passenger trains made Saratoga Springs more accessible, and as a result, it grew by leaps and bounds. Beautiful train stations welcomed visitors, the Saratoga Race Course opened, large bathhouses were constructed, the Grand Union and other luxurious hotels awaited overnight guests, and many people from all walks of life visited the casino in historic Congress Park. Visits to historic locations such as Mount McGregor and North Creek were made easier by train. Along with the railroads in and around Saratoga Springs, this book also includes historic highlights of those locations.
- ASIN: 1467127094
Saratoga: The Family Place to
The culture. The beauty. The glamour. Over one million people watched Thoroughbred racing at the Saratoga Race Course during the 2001 season. Thousands more visited the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Yaddo, the museums, the mineral springs, and historic downtown. This insider's guide to historical Saratoga, New York is jam-packed with information, activities, and advice. It includes detailed sections on cultural and educational sites, horse racing, museums, downtown walking tours, shopping, and indoor/outdoor fun. It's also easy to find the right restaurants and places to stay as vacationers discover the excitement and culture of Saratoga year-round.
- Brand: Brand: Nicholas K Burns Pub
- ASIN: 0971306923
Lantern Press Saratoga Springs, New York - Saratoga Race Track Starting Line View (100% Cotton Tote Bag -
- Printed in America! - 100% Cotton, Pre-shrunk - Bag Size: 12" Wide, 14" Tall, and 7" Deep - Image Size: 10" x 6 1/4" - Durable straps double-stitched for strength - Permanent printing: fade resistant, machine wash safe Lantern Press is a dynamic art company that specializes in the world's leading imagery. Our collection includes original works created by our in-house art team, modern photography, home & office decor trends, antique maps, vintage posters, and everything in between. With an ever growing collection of world-renowned imagery, Lantern Press is a trendsetter known to decorate homes and major resorts - as well as the sets of commercials, films, and television shows. If you're seeking the perfect art to frame for your home or office, we're certain we have a piece you will connect with. Peruse our collection here at Amazon, featuring over 50,000 images available in multiple sizes and mediums. We'd also like to take this time to thank you if you've purchased from us before, or plan to today. You are supporting artists who care deeply about their art form, and a company that is proud to print these amazing images in America. Your support allows us to continue doing what we love - creating beautiful art.
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Lantern Press
- ASIN: B0182QTSVK
Insiders Guide to Saratoga Race Course
More than 1 million people are expected to visit Saratoga Race Course this year. But how many know how the track really works? This guide is for those who want to learn about the people who make racing happen--the jockeys, owners, trainers and others. It includes information about visiting, seating, dining and how to get the most from a day at the races. The book is also full of Insider Tips to help you better enjoy America's oldest sports venue.
- ASIN: 1722824913
Saratoga Springs - Belmont Park - Saratoga Race Course - Arlington Park - OR Choose Your Own Race Track Bus Roll Print Framed in Barnwood by
SaratogaRocks Brand is pleased to announce custom designed Thoroughbred themed bus roll prints framed in a weathered barnwood frame measuring 12" x 24" Choose from one of the following: 1) Saratoga Springs bus roll; 2) Saratoga Race Course bus roll; 3) Belmont Park bus roll; 4) Arlington Park bus roll -- OR we'll custom design one for your stable, favorite race track, equestrian center or city. Collect them all for your media or family room. SaratogaRocks brand can be found on the grounds of the Historic Saratoga Race Course every July & August. Our unique brand includes the Winning Silks Collection -- an amazing collection of custom designed apparel, art, jewelry and gifts for horse owners and horse racing fans alike.
- Brand: SaratogaRocks
- ASIN: B077SQNVPJ
Historic Pictoric Postcard Print | Grand Stand, Exciting finish at the Race Track, Saratoga, N. Y, 1898 | Vintage Fine
This postcard reproduction of Grand Stand , Exciting finish at the Race Track, Saratoga, N. Y is from the collection of the Detroit Publishing Company, one of the largest American publishers of postcards and photographic views during the early decades of the 20th century. The Detroit Photographic Company originated in 1898 to promote a new color printing process in the United States and to capitalize on the public's interest in sending inexpensive pictorial greetings. In 1905 the firm became the Detroit Publishing Company, continuing to use the trade name "Phostint" for its patented color reproduction process. Western landscape photographer William Henry Jackson was long associated with the firm, bringing his and other photographers' negatives to the image stock published by the company. Photographers' names are not associated with individual postcard images, although art reproductions and illustration series are credited. Diminishing sales and rising competition from rival firms sent the Detroit Publishing Company into receivership in 1924, and its assets were finally liquidated in 1932. (Source: New York Public Library) Note: This is a high quality reproduction, not an original postcard.
- Brand: Historic Pictoric
- ASIN: B07S98LY42
del Mar Racetrack
Where the Turf Meets the Surf entered horseracing lore after the 22nd District Agriculture Association (DAA) established a 241-acre fairground at Del Mar that included a stadium and one-mile oval racetrack in the 1930s. The venue gave an enterprising trio the impetus to bring thoroughbred racing to the San Diego County coast. The Del Mar Turf Club was led by Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Pat O'Brien, and Bill Quigley. A DAA contract to hold a 55-day annual racing season was secured, and on opening day, July 3, 1937, the velvet-voiced "Der Bingle" greeted the first patrons at the gate. Racing established the Del Mar name beyond California, but it was suspended in 1942 for World War II. The Marines moved in and the Del Mar Turf Club Aircraft Division formed to manufacture wing ribs for B-17s. Racing reopened in 1945 to continued success under the direction of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club president Joe Harper.
- ASIN: 1531617484
This is a book that will appeal to racing fans, sports lovers, and readers who just can't resist a good yarn. Saratoga truly comes alive in these exciting, ironic, funny, strange, and adventurous tales. This book is filled with extraordinary stories of racing legends and Hall of Fame jockeys.
- Brand: Brand: Whitston Publishing Co Inc
- ASIN: 0878755519
Saratoga 150: The Official Commemorative Book and
The Official Commemorative Book and Guide celebrating 150 years of racing in Saratoga. Compiled by the official Saratoga 150 Committee.
- ASIN: B018CIEZ7A
- UPC: 074470269922
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