Monthly Archives: December 2019

Rivers of Gold – excerpts:part 24

(Inspired in part by jockey Gary Stevens and his call for a horseracing “revolution” in North America this morning, I plan to make this piece the final Rivers of Gold blog.  At least for now.  If readers are hooked I suggest … Continue reading

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Rivers of Gold – excerpts: part 23

The anti-racing legislation in the US was born of a brand of wild west lawlessness: “In the later part of the 19th century the sport had grown so rapidly,” explains William Robertson, “and in such a helter-skelter fashion that it … Continue reading

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Rivers of gold – excerpts: part 22

(Throughout my career as author, feature writer at both North America and Japanese magazines, and editor of the horseracing magazine, I occasionally came across the Jersey Act.  Yet didn’t seem to pertain directly to anything I was writing about, hence, ignored … Continue reading

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