Join us for a presentation from Allan Carter, the historian of the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame as he shares stories from his new book.
What New York breeder was knighted by Queen Victoria? What father and son, both New York-breds, each won two-thirds of the handicap triple crown? What New York-bred was the first horse to win the Santa Anita Handicap and the Woodward in the same Year? Allan Carter's new book "From American Eclipse to Silent Screen: An Early History of New York-breds is a thorough exploration of the world of New York State breeding before the advent of the New York State thoroughbred breeding program in 1973.
Despite the fact that thoroughbred racing in the United States originated in New York State in the 1660’s, scant attention has been paid to the early history of thoroughbred breeding in the State. It is a field that has largely gone unexplored by historians and racing enthusiasts - untill the release of this exhaustive and groundbreaking book.