Horse Racing: The Golden Age of the Track

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Eric Rachlis, Blossom Lefcourt
Chronicle Books, Mar 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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The only book to capture the thrill and glamour of racing in an era romanticized by millions of fans, Horse Racing showcases life at the track as it centered around Triple Crown races from the 1930s-1960s. This exciting and elegant volume celebrates the Sport of Kings at a time when champions like Count Fleet, Whirlaway, and Man o' War thundered through the pack and lucky fans could rub elbows with Bing Crosby or Liz Taylor at the Turf Club. Nearly 150 rare duotone photographs, culled from the collection of renowned racing and high-society photographer Bert Morgan, follow the action from the bustle of the betting window to the finish at the inside rail. Publishing just in time for the peak of racing season, and with an evocative introduction by author and racing fan Bill Barich, Horse Racing is a stylish, must-have look at the best of life at the races.

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Morgan's book makes an excellent companion to The Race for the Triple Crown. Morgan became a freelance photographer of high society in the 1930s for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. Since many ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Bert Morgan (1904-1986) photographed the society circuit from the Hamptons to Cape Cod, Saratoga to Palm Beach, for more than 40 years. His work was regularly featured in Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, Town & Country and Vanity Fair.

Eric Rachlis is vice-president of Archive Photos. He lives in New York City

Blossom Lefcourt is director of content at Archive Photos in New York City, which represents the Bert and Richard Morgan Collection.

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