Since the eager stallion Messenger trotted off a boat from Europe in 1788, harness racing in America has been a popular sport, and nowhere is this truer than New York State. In the nineteenth century, harness racing attracted spectators from all walks of life. An 1823 race was so popular that businesses adjourned for the day to watch it. The sport reached its peak when the spectacular Roosevelt Raceway opened in 1957. Dean Hoffman offers an in-de...
By Dean Hoffman
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: The History Press (August 14, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 235634
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
A must read for the harness racing fan. Great history and memories provided. Makes me want to visit the racetrack.