DOWN THE STRETCH by Frank G. as told to Manke


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Are racing fans readers? This book will supply part of the answer -- and also fill the vacancy left since publishing of sporting books as a specialty went by the board. Col. Matt J. Winn, at 82, looks back over years in horse racing, from his early innoculation in Louisville to his association with the American Turf Association and tracks the country over, in Mexico, in Havana...Here are legends of race horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, betting, 69 Derbies (Winn has seen them all); the history of Churchill Downs, Empire City, Juarez, Mexico City, Laurel, the Aqueduct, Jamaica, Lincoln Fields, Fairmount Park, Washington Park, Douglas Park, Lexington, Latonia. Wi discusses great horses, stretch battles, race track executives, turf lore, the development of pari-mutuel, sensational racing events, of the recent Derby, home attended. A special book for interested customers.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1944
Publisher: Smith & Durrell