Racing History Tout Sheet: 16 March 2012

Mar 16th 2012 11:02 am |

I am working on a piece about Man O’ War that should be ready to publish in the next few days.  In the meantime, I wanted to share three recently published racing history articles that I am certain fans of this site will enjoy.

The first is from our friend Teresa at Brooklyn Backstretch who wrote about her visit to Sagamore Farms in Maryland.  This is a wonderfully crafted story about the revival of a great racing tradition in Maryland from one of my favorite race writers:

“Present and Past at Sagamore Farm” from Brooklyn Backstretch

The other article is from Raceday360 — a site that all racing fans should bookmark and visit often — written by Eliza McGraw about a well-loved Thoroughbred named Merrick.  Eliza has written a number of excellent racing history pieces for Raceday360 in a column called “The Outrider,” but this one has been my favorite so far:

“The Oldest Living Thoroughbred Tell All” from Raceday360
Read all of Eliza’s “The Outrider” pieces from Raceday360

I am an unabashed fan of the Daily Racing Form, the staff of writers there are the best in the business.  As an added bonus, their editors do an outstanding job publishing top-notch historical racing content. An article by the talented Ryan Goldberg, about legendary race writer Charles Hatton, is yet another example of the superb historical writing being produced at DRF:

“Hatton provides window into racing’s golden age” from the Daily Racing Form

Hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I did.

Good luck!


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