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  • Title: The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913
  • Author: Steven A. Riess
  • ISBN: 9780815609858
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America Horse racing thrived because it was a high status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the reThoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America Horse racing thrived because it was a high status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs New York and Long Branch New Jersey , remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds.Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid 1860s until the early twentieth century The sport s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish Gambling, the heart of racing s appeal, made the sport morally suspect Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off course bookies to operate Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing s heyday.
    Steven A. Riess
    A leading authority on the history of sports in modern America, Steven A Riess is the former the Bernard Brommel Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University A graduate of New York University, he earned his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Chicago.


    Commentaires:

    James
    Riess illustrates why horse-track racing came to be a dominant feature of New York City spectator sports, joining boxing and baseball. Racing was thoroughly dominated by gambling, of which the offsite gambling pool halls became the target of middle class reformers. The book traces the rise of New York City as the center of horse racing in the United States, the circumstances that led to ban on horse racing and attempts to curb gambling, and the proliferation of gambling through organized crime s [...]

    University of Chicago Magazine
    Steven A. Riess, AM'69, PhD'74AuthorFrom our pages (Sept–Oct/11): "Thoroughbred horse racing thrived from the mid 19th century until the early 20th century, largely through its gambling connection. Steven Riess chronicles the sport's history—during its early period, the New York metropolitan area was the national capital—and the politics that allowed horse racing to continue despite illegal practices."

    Joe Drape
    Handsome, authoritative look at how closely intertwined organized crime and politicians were in horse racing in New York. It was a crime industry much like waste management was here 100 years later. Should be part of any horse lover's library.

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