They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga: Horse Racing At Saratoga by Edward HotalingThey're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga: Horse Racing At Saratoga by Edward Hotaling

They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga: Horse Racing At Saratoga

byEdward Hotaling

Hardcover | July 1, 1995

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Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved and most successful. They're Off! is as much a social history as it is sports history. Edward Hotaling opens with a little-known visit by the first famous tourist, George Washington, who tried to buy the place he called "the Saratoga Springs". Soon the pursuit of happiness at our original vacationland helped redefine America. Even at the height of the Civil War, the country's first organized sport was launched on a national scale.
Title:They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga: Horse Racing At SaratogaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 10.31 × 7.29 × 1.46 inShipping dimensions:10.31 × 7.29 × 1.46 inPublished:July 1, 1995Publisher:Syracuse University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815603509

ISBN - 13:9780815603504

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Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved and most successful. They're Off! is as much a social history as it is sports history. Edward Hotaling opens with a little-known visit by the first famous tourist, George Washington, who tried to buy the place he called "the Saratoga Springs". Soon the pursuit of happiness at our original vacationland helped redefine America. Even at the height of the Civil War, the country's first organized sport was launched on a national scale.