The History of Harness Racing in New England (Google eBook)

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Xlibris Corporation, Apr 9, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 107 pages
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New England has played a prominent role in the history of harness racing in America. The greatest horses, owners, drivers and trainers competed here and the sport reached its height of popularity following the legalization of pari-mutuel wagering in the mid-1930's following 300 years of Puritanical resistance to gambling. Today harness racing is barely hanging on as a viable commercial entity. This book details the history of the sport, tracing its rise and near-final fall and the possible solution to saving it.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Chapter One
9
Chapter Two
13
Chapter Three
17
Chapter Four
36
Chapter Five
40
Chapter Six
46
Chapter Seven
52
Chapter Nine
72
Chapter Ten
74
Chapter Eleven
78
Chapter Twelve
83
Chapter Thirteen
87
Selected Bibliography
99
Index
101
Copyright

Chapter Eight
55

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About the author (2010)

Robert Temple was a sports writer for the Boston Herald Traveler during the 1960's and 70's where he covered the racing scene, first as the internal editor of all racing copy and handicaps, and later on site at the New England tracks. He later worked at various race track publicity departments and currently writes for Horse Talk which is published in southeastern Massachusetts.

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