Harness Racing in the Keystone State (Hardcover)
HARNESS RACING IN THE KEYSTONE STATE is a combination of a history, reference and coffee table book, comprised of a photo gallery and racing tidbits. Within the binding are two books. BOOK ONE is the history of racing horses, starting with chariot racing in 753 BC to the present day harness racing, with an overview of harness racing's greatest progenitors: Messenger, Abdullah and Hambletonian. Also covered is the origin of Pennsylvania Fair Racing, commencing in the 1800's through present day. The premier racetracks Liberty Bell Park, Hollywood Casino at the Meadows, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack are also highlighted. BOOK TWO is more contemporary showcasing management, trainers, drivers, "people behind the scenes," game changers, prominent owners and generations of harness racing families. This book is for everyone who loves horses and horse racing and is bound to be a keepsake that can be passed down from generation to generation.